Flowering in the vineyard

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Our 2023 growing season began with winter pruning and a bud break, now it is time for a new type of excitement: flowering and fruit set.


A grapevine is a hard-working plant and extremely self-sufficient. After bud break, the new season’s vine shoots begin to grow and form the small beginnings of what will become grape clusters. Flowering, which for us typically occurs in mid-April though early-May, is the process in which the clusters produce tiny flowers that bloom and pollinate the berry seeds. This self-fertilization leads to the production of berries, whose subsequent growth is called fruit set.


The transition from flowering to fruit set is a delicate process and a very important one. In June and July, young clusters begin to appear on our vines.


A healthy fruit set is strongly affected by environmental conditions such as light intensity, heat and soil moisture. For this reason, we dedicates our time to provide special care and attention to our vineyard particularly throughout the growing season. We spend weeks walking each parcel taking care of our vines by clearing unwanted shoots. Although labor-intensive, this process is necessary in promoting even grape ripening and reducing excessive shading as the berries form. This essential human touch makes all the difference in our final product – the wine.


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