May 9, 2020

 The winter is behind us and the vines got enough rain this year to get them through the growing season.  We pruned as the rains ended and now the shoots are growing and the clusters have formed.  Now's the time to go in and show some love.  The vines grow about 3x mor...

November 15, 2017

I've been busy with winter chores in the vineyard and am on track to get the water catchment system done by end of year.  However, I take time to do selling and after calling a couple dozen santa cruz restaurants last week, I got an appointment with Dan Agostinis of Jo...

September 2, 2017

Our ripeness in the vineyard is tracking last year's progress very closely and the new pre-pruning and earlier canopy management has had some very obvious benefits, with later flowering to miss the end of winter, and fruit that is better adapted to the summer sun; with...

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