Meteor Vineyard
Jason Alexander
 
August 3, 2010 | Crush, Harvest, In the Vineyard | Jason Alexander

If it’s green, cut it off…

What a difference a week makes.

While many continue to bemoan the lack of heat, the conversation among vineyard managers is increasingly shifting to pure sunlight hours – after all, it is the sun that produces photosynthesis! The morning fog has been clearing earlier by the day, with mid-afternoon temperatures in the low 80’s and plenty of sunshine.  The result was increased pace of verasion and, most importantly for Mike Wolf and his team, clear deliniation between the grapes that will continue hanging on the vine and those that are severed to wilt in the afternoon sun.  If it’s green, cut it off…

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