PRE HARVEST 2018 UPDATE

PRE HARVEST 2018 UPDATE

FROM VINE CLIFF WINEMAKER JOHN WILSON: IT SHOULD BE A GOOD YEAR! Temperatures this growing season have been more moderate than some of the recent vintages and the forecast doesn’t look like it will stray from that. So far we are tracking with 2012, which was a great year. After running baseline analysis on grape

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HAS VERAISON BEGUN?

HAS VERAISON BEGUN?

Winemaker John Wilson, in his walk through the vineyards this week, saw the first berry at the Oakville Estate vineyards to change color, signaling that we are heading into veraison season. What is veraison? The official definition of veraison is “change of color of the grape berries” according to Wikipedia. ‘Veraison represents the transition from berry

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BUD BREAK AT VINE CLIFF ESTATE VINEYARDS

BUD BREAK AT VINE CLIFF ESTATE VINEYARDS

Bud Break First Week of April, The 100-acre Estate known as Vine Cliff is where the Sweeneys live. They are true stewards of this land that they live off and treat it as a living and breathing thing. Our Proprietress, Nell Sweeney, strives to improve the biodiversity and manage our land in a way that respects the

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