Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Netting the Vines

We just started to see some colour change on the red grapes so it was time to net the grapes.

Usually by now most of the reds grape clusters would have several grapes showing colour approximately 30-50% of the bunches would have colour but this year the grapes are 7-10 days behind and only a few grapes here and there show colour. This is Marechal Foch below approaching bunch closure as of August 16.

There is some heat ahead for the rest of August and a nice September would allow the vines to catch up by early October.