Flowering and Fruit Set
During the 2018 harvest the grape growing industry, as a whole, experienced incredible levels of fruit set which lead to an unprecedented amount of grapes for making wine. As we gradually get ever-closer towards the 2019 harvest, it is almost guaranteed that this won't happen again. With one of the wettest months of May on record in California, all the precipitation will certainly affect the fertilization efforts of the grapes. What this ultimately means in terms of production and harvest yields is still undetermined, but don't be surprised if the 2019 vintage ends up a little short. All of this just goes to show that we really can't control Mother Nature and what she has in store for any of us. Part of the challenge of being a farmer is learning to pivot, adapt and roll with the punches. If it were any different, it wouldn't feel natural.
12/9/2022 11:40:51 pm
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