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 vines experienced their third consecutive year of drought, receiving only one-third of normal rainfall. Early bud-break was prompted by unusually warm January weather, and pruning was hurried along to prepare the vines for the start of the growing season…. Read More ›
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 ›