All summer the typical trip north begins like this, until this weekend!
Gorgeous conditions at Inspiration Vineyards. Smaller berries this year, very little rot. While it seems like bud break and fruit set were a week or more behind this year, the vines have caught up: we’ll pick on 9/3 this year, last year was 9/5
Los Amigos Vineyard, also very little rot this year, though some uneven ripening on the south side
Dead cordon, but thought this was a cool shot 🙂
Winemakers dinner, with homegrown tomatoes and basil (and wine). What. there have to be *some* perks after lugging samples and barrels and bins around don’t there?!