2021 Vintage Fieldnotes

Old School photos for this blog this summer

Old School photos for this blog this summer

We might embrace cutting edge technology in Napa Valley winemaking, but this summer we are going to have a little old school fun with a Polaroid camera. Stay tuned for fresh off center, over exposed vineyard shots of Napa Valley in our feed. This is going to be fun!

We have “bloom” in Carneros at McKenzie-Mueller Winery

We have “bloom” in Carneros at McKenzie-Mueller Winery

As noted in the video from a few weeks ago by Chris Hyde, the next stage in growing grapes after budbreak is “bloom”. There is a good description of the process at https://winerabble.com/viticulture-101-grape-bloom-flowering-and-fruit-set-in-the-vineyard/. Our friends at McKenzie-Mueller Winery – who are just a mile or 2 from where we talked to Chris Hyde in Carneros Read the full article…