Posts Tagged ‘“life of a grapevine”’

Time lapse video: 365 days with a Cabernet grapevine

by on April 15, 2014 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Jordan Winery vineyard grapevine

Our first outdoor time-lapse video experiment is complete. We captured one year of a grapevine’s life at Jordan Estate, from winter pruning through budbreak, flowering, fruit set, veraison, harvest fall foliage and winter dormancy again. This year, we are moving the camera closer to the vine in hopes of getting close-up shots of the grape [...]

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Instagrape: the life of a grapevine through Instagram photos

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

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Digital Media Coordinator Erin Malone had the awesome idea to capture the life cycle of a grape–from vine to table–through a series of Instagram photos. I dubbed her idea, “Instagrape,” and it’s our main entry into this year’s Wine Spectator video contest. Through 175 Instagram photos, every aspect of a Cabernet Sauvignon grape’s life–pruning, budbreak, flowering, veraison, [...]

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Watch Jordan grapevines grow (time-lapse video of budbreak to veraison)

by on August 27, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Last spring, we announced our latest time-lapse video experiment: capturing a grapevine’s entire life cycle on camera, from budbreak in March all the way through leaves falling in December. Our first video showed the grapevines awaking from their winter sleep and pushing new buds, but we haven’t shared any new video footage from the project [...]

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Between the Vines: a summer growing season update

by on August 14, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

Jordan Cabernet grapes veraison

In my last blog post, I expressed skepticism about the “free ride” Mother Nature had provided this year with the early, but perfect, budbreak, flowering and fruit set. As it turns out, foolish were those who danced in the sun in celebration, wise were they who called the bluff. The 2013 growing season has been [...]

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Watch our grapevines grow (budbreak time-lapse video)

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

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  For a few years, we’ve experimented with time-lapse video around Jordan Estate. The time-lapse shooting process required daily attention–a Canon 5D camera had to be set-up each morning and removed at night to protect it from the elements–which was easy to do when capturing the winery chateau changing colors during fall and much more [...]

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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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Grapevine pruning: the hard work of winter in wine country

by on March 20, 2013 in Featured, From the Vineyards

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Winter. It’s the season for rejuvenation, not just for people but for plants as well. In wine country, winter is the time when vineyards sleep and recharge, waiting for the long, cold nights to get shorter and shorter. And the sun to rise earlier and earlier–a sign that spring is near. To celebrate the first day [...]

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Video: cool weather, grape veraison and thinning fruit before harvest

by on August 24, 2010 in From the Vineyards

In last week’s video on leaf pulling, we mentioned that summer temperatures in Northern Sonoma County have been 10-20 degrees below normal. Veraison, when the green grapes change color and increase their sugar levels, started the first week in August. As a rule of thumb, harvest begins roughly six weeks after 100 percent veraison. What [...]

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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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