Ripening Grapes

This is an anxious time of year. The weather has been great this week for ripening the grapes. Brix (sugar content) is around 20 points in the Natasha Block, 19 in the Jordan. The Aspen Block is at 21, the Pinot gris. The projection is to begin harvesting some fruit in about 3 weeks, but that can change depending on the weather. The forcast for hot days next week will accelerate ripening and dehydration.

The guests are loving walking the vineyards and tasting the grapes. They are sweet and the flavors are starting to show.

This is the most beautiful time of year, but I like October even better.

Be on the watch for all our events coming up over the next three months in celebration of 20 years.