#VineWatch13: Week 26 – 6 weeks ’til Harvest?

I know, I know, it sounds crazy. 6 weeks ’til Harvest? No way!!!

But, you saw that post a couple days ago, didn’t you? The V Monologues?

Well, I heard none other than David Gates himself say, this morning in the Monday Morning Meeting, that historically, harvest begins 6 weeks after veraison.

So there.

Now, all that said, it’s actually been a pretty quiet week for our vines.

Here at Monte Bello, we’re just sittin’ pretty …


And at Lytton Springs? Well, sittin’ pretty!


So, what do you think? Perhaps it’s time we start the #Harvest2013 pool? Which vineyard (Geyserville, Monte Bello, Dusi Ranch, etc.), and what date? When do YOU think #Harvest2013 will start?

Or better yet, maybe a pool on our #VineWatch13 vines? That’s be dy-no-mite! How about a contest to see who can guess the date each of these vines gets harvested?

Man, if you got THAT right …


Please stay tuned as we follow our lovely vines through the 2013 vintage!

We’re twenty-six weeks in to-date, and for a quick look back, please enjoy the links below:

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 9

Week 8

Week 7

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2-Lytton Springs / Week 2-Monte Bello

Week 1

Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, Lytton Springs, Monte Bello, Varietals & Blends, Vineyards, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine Tales, Winemaking, Zinfandel

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