Harvest 2016

2015 found us unable to take care of the vineyard. It was more important for a father to walk his daughter down the aisle in California than harvest his grapes. Even though I had help taking care of the vineyard nature dealt a fatal blow to the crop before it could be harvested. The bird… Continue reading Harvest 2016

  • Warm weather with afternoon monsoonal showers.
  • Daytime temeratures in 90° fahrenheit range, cooling into the 60° range overnight.
  • Grapes are on schedule for ripening, averaging 1° brix per week.
  • 2.37″ of rain from July 1 through July 16
  • Low pressure from insects and disease.
  • Applied bird netting 2 weeks ago – minimal damage to date.
  • Signs of Tomato Horn Worms and Grape Leaf Skeletonizers. Spraying with Bacillus thuringiensis every 7 days beginning last week at first sign of pests.