Veraison Pinot Noir

It is a little late this year but finally we have veraison in the Pinot Noir. It came rather suddenly, less than a week ago there was no sign and now it is everywhere. This means two things; one the harvest will probably start in early September and two, we need to net the vines.

Netting will start in early August. This year we are experimenting with a new type of netting – one that covers only the fruit area as opposed to covering several rows at a time which makes access complicated. In addition, the new netting, instead of being removed at harvest, will be rolled and tied to the lower drip line wire and remain there until needed again.

It seems like a brilliant idea, greatly reducing labor, making access for sampling a lot easier and depriving our winged friends the opportunity of feasting on our grapes.
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