Griffin's Lair

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A Year in the Vineyard

March- Spring time buds!

May- Bloom!

June- Set!

June- Shoot Positioning and Thinning the Pinot Noir.

July: Veraison begins in the syrah. The grapes change color and start ripening.
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September: The syrah at full veraison. Sugar and flavors are developing; berries soften. At the optimum point, harvest will begin. Netting keeps out the voracious birds!
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October: After the grapes are picked, vines shut down for the winter. A spurt of root growth will fortify the vines for next spring
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November: Fall color in the vineyard. After the grapes are picked, vines shut down for the winter. From our hill is a view of the Bay
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"Wine is bottled poetry."
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)