Veraison continues

August 2, 2012




This time of year we tend to be a little light on work to do in the vineyard, letting us save up our energy for the coming harvest. Veraison is still progressing rapidly, at the rate it’s going certain spots may be done turning color by next week,

When a berry changes color, it means that the seeds inside have finished maturing, and the plant is (hypothetically) ready to have an animal eat the fruit. Of course, for our purposes, this step only signifies the beginning of the process.

Veraison is a particularly beautiful time in the vineyard, watching for purple berries is a bit like watching popcorn pop!

It usually starts off with one or two berries on a cluster turning color, followed several days later by the rest suddenly following suit.

Things are moving fast, if the weather holds, it will be harvest before you know it!

Amapola Creek is Richard Arrowoods’ latest winemaking project, to visit the Amapola Creek Winery main site, please click here.


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