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2017 growing season

Grape Veraison: Vineyard Grapes Changing Color
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / August 3, 2017

This gallery of vineyard photographs shows veraison of wine grapes in progress. The definition of veraison is the onset of ripening. This French word is used throughout the world’s vineyards to describe the color change […]

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Sonoma County Grape Harvest is Coming: A 2017 Vintage Growing Season Report
Behind the Scenes / Featured / What's New / July 26, 2017

The 2017 vintage growing season thus far reminds me of resetting a watch back to my regular time zone after a long international flight. Mother Nature has finally hit the reset button on grape growing […]

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Photo Gallery of the Month: Bud Break in the Vineyards 2017
Behind the Scenes / Photo Essays / What's New / March 30, 2017

After a cold, soaking-wet winter that will go down in the record books, the vineyard soils began to dry and warm last month, signaling to the grapevines that it was time to wake from their […]

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