Netting and Dropping Fruit

8.14.13-dropped-grapesWe are dropping an enormous amount of fruit in order to balance the vine. Ideally we hope for 3 tons per acre.

One image shows the Pinot Noir behind the nets and the other the amount of fruit we are leaving on the ground.

The grapes are tasting wonderful and if this moderate August weather continues the harvest should begin in early September.

The fog rolls in on schedule in late afternoon and dissipates in early morning – ideal weather for Pinot Noir.8.14.13-grapes Click images to enlarge:

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