Coffee feels good on those misty, cool Green Valley mornings at break of dawn
We won't get a treat while Mom is looking -- but when she turns her back, begging bears fruit!
On clear mornings, picking at sunrise can
paint a beautiful picture
Last week we had some HOT days! The crew suffered the sun bravely, but WE needed shade
The clusters this year look more picture-perfect than any time in memory! The berries are good-sized but not too big, juicy and well formed. Judge for yourself from the pictures below -- taken by our viticulturist, Zach Berkowitz, who not only knows a lot about vines but also about photographs!
We have picked by now all our Pinot Noir and Albariño, which have both given us outstanding fruit and very good yields.
Some of the Chardonnay has been harvested, too; we're about mid way with that. Yields are mid-size, great fruit so far.
The Tempranillo is always the last one to come in, but as you can see it looks gorgeous! We will probably pick that at the same time as the Syrah, which although not pictured, looks promising!