We started picking at 3:00 this morning at Kessler-Haak. We finished with about one and a half tons of Chardonnay.
We were up before dawn today picking Kessler-Haak Pinot Noir for our sparkling wine.
Harvest is almost here. This Sangiovese shown in the picture from Vandale Vineyard is looking delicious and almost ready to be picked, four more weeks. The Sauvignon Blanc looks like it will be the first thing that we pick for harvest. We will be picking those grapes from Coquelicot and Vogelzang scheduled to come in the first week of September.
The vines are off to a good start this year. The late season rain has given the vines a good push and we have seen strong growth. The Sangiovese at Vandale has already flowered and has set a good looking crop for this year. Pegasus Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon has just started to flower and man are there are a lot of flowers. This spring has been mild and it is looking like we are in for a hot summer with a good size crop.