Posts Tagged ‘budbreak’

Budbreak arrives with force: what this means for the 2014 harvest

by on March 28, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Jordan Petit Verdot grapevine vineyard budbreak Alexander Valley_small

Our vineyards slept through the driest winter on record in Sonoma County in 120 years, and after some welcomed rains in February, they’ve awoken from their dormancy with force. Budbreak began about one week earlier than usual for our vineyards. (This was partly due to weather and the timing of pruning.) Days in early March [...]

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Budbreak in the vineyards: spring 2013 vintage report video

by on April 9, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Budbreak, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

There is no mistaking it now—springtime is here at Jordan! As expected, although earlier than normal due to the unseasonably dry conditions and warm temperatures, our Russian River Chardonnay vines boldly led the way out of winter dormancy as early as late February, followed a few weeks later by our Alexander Valley Merlot, Malbec, Petit [...]

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The grapevines are bleeding

by on March 29, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

chardonnay bud

The grapevines are bleeding! As the daylight hours continue to increase this time of year, the grapevines go through a fascinating reawakening after months of “sleeping.”  Thanks to the sunlight and warmer days, vineyard soil temperatures begin to rise and osmotic pressure–osmosis being the diffusion of water through the semi-permeable membrane of the vine root [...]

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Montage video: a year in wine country with Jordan Vineyard & Winery

by on April 9, 2011 in News

Cabernet Sauvignon grape veraison

It’s amazing to think that more than one year has past since we debuted this video blog. On behalf of everyone at Jordan, thank you for watching our videos, reading our blog posts and joining us on our journey to share the arts of winemaking, viticulture and wine country hospitality. To celebrate our anniversary, we created a montage [...]

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Budbreak video: a look at the start of our season

by on April 19, 2010 in From the Vineyards

The 2010 growing season officially began in late March when our Merlot vineyard blocks on the Estate experienced budbreak. Protecting these newborn plants from morning frost keeps our vineyard team on alert through mid-May. The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission created a great video about the life of a vine, beginning with pruning. Here’s an advance [...]

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Springtime snow on the mountains

by on April 2, 2010 in From the Vineyards

An interesting cold front lingered over the Alexander Valley and its vineyards earlier this week. Geyser Peak (3,455 feet elevation) and the surrounding mountains were dusted with snow, high above the vineyards on the valley floor–most of which recently underwent budbreak. We were a little nervous about the buds being harmed by frosts, but luckily [...]

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