Picture Captain Kyle Theriot, high up in the crow’s nest of the good ship Monte Bello, –actually, Monte Bello viticulturist Kyle Theriot, high up in the cab of his truck– his tri-corner cocked jauntily against the brisk sea breezes, –actually, his… Read More ›
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Veraison. In simplest form, and for our purposes here, it means the onset of color change in wine grapes. For a red wine grape, this is the turn from green to red. It is essentially the beginning of the “ripening” season, the transition from allocating resources to… Read More ›
Oh, I am just so proud!!!
The sun is shinin’, the weather is sweet, yeah, makes you wanna move those dancin’ feet …. Meaning, of course, that the summer is in full swing, and in fact, it’s cookin’! And what’s that mean for our lovely vines?… Read More ›
Everything is beautiful at Lytton Springs. Everything is coming up Lytton. The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah … Do you always feel like, somebody’s watching you? Well, don’t look now, but somebody is … Ah, nothing says… Read More ›
There are few moments along a growing season’s viticultural timeline that generate the same kind of excitement as budbreak. Veraison, certainly. Harvest, of course. But budbreak comes first, and with it comes Spring, and accordingly, it occupies a uniquely symbolic place. In the… Read More ›