Page Buds

For those curious about how things look in the vineyard these days I have good news…the buds are alive!  (At least 75% of them that is).  My thoughts go out to those tree fruit farmers who haven’t been as lucky thus far.  I’ve heard some staggering reports of damage in local apple and plum orchards as buds emerged way too early for their own good, only to succumb to the cold temperatures we experienced in April.  How fickle it can be.

Fragile Buds

3 Responses to “Buds”

Eric Wong

Wes, a picture is sometimes worth a thousand words. I’ve been hoping that you would comment on the bud status with the recent cold temperatures. Here’s to a great growing season.

Wes Lowrey

Thanks Eric! By the way, I can’t wait for you to try the 2009 Cab Sauv, it turned out far better than I anticipated given the challenging vintage.

Michael Klassen

Wes, this is great news, and a wonderful sight to see given the challenging spring we’ve had! Perhaps with the 25% of frost bitten buds you won’t need to do as much manual thinning this year? We can only hope!

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