Vintage 2018: Bloom has arrived in our vineyards

“What is Bloom?” you might ask.  Well, we’re glad that you’ve asked…

Bloom is the pollination stage of the grapevine.  When the process is completed, each flower that has successfully pollinated, turns into a tiny green grape [see picture].  Bloom is not only one of the prettiest times of year in the vineyard, its completion marks the first time the winemaker can see his/her fruit as a cluster.  For our vineyards, mother nature has been very kind to us this season and the vines are holding a heavy and excellent crop.