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 – shared this photo in their social. So now we hope the weather stays calm during bloom.
So far, all is well for vintage 2021!