We are just about complete picking the white varieties and the reds are coming on strong. Merlot is being picked now and will likely be picked out in the coming week. Syrah, Malbec and Grenache are ripening well with Cabernet Sauvignon following closely. A few photos of activity in the vineyard last Friday can be viewed here.
The weather has been warm but not too warm to rush ripening. The weather forecast for this coming week is moderate and should allow for excellent hang time.
It is a pleasure to visit with you at the vineyard and see the bins filled and rolling down the road on the way to our customers; I am already looking forward to April 2017 barrel tasting of the 2016 wines.