September 24th, 2014: Harvest started at 5:00 am this morning. The majority of it was done before sunrise using individual headlamps. As a result, this was the only picture that I had enough light to take.
This will be a year to remember. We harvested 2,014 pounds of grapes in 2014! That translates to 1.007 Ton of grapes! (A nod to James Bond) And, we finished just in time, as it started to rain. The grapes looked very good and are mighty tasty! I can’t wait to taste the juice when it is ready to be put in barrels, but for now, we have to wait.
Louis & I are so excited to announce that our 2007 Tympany Vineyards Cab was one of four premium wines selected to be included in the June shipment for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Wine Club! All proceeds benefit the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. We poured tastes of our 2007 at both Charlie Musslewhite concerts, and at Erickson’s Fine Art Gallery.
On Friday May 30th, Louis & I bottled our 2011. Due to the weather, not to mention the large number of raccoons eating our grapes in 2011, we only ended up with 48 cases!
Berries are forming 4 weeks after Bud break. This picture was taken last week. Let’s hope the rain they are forecasting does not knock off the baby berries.
We have finally been getting some of the rain we need!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2014. A warm winter has resulted in an early Spring in the vineyard. It’s always so exciting to watch the dormant vines burst open with the first green of the season.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
I have many, many things to be thankful for today: friends, family, health, happiness, and unlike many on the East Coast, a safe, warm place to live.
I must admit I am very thankful I do not have to trap and relocate raccoons (or anything else that might scamper into our vineyard) until next summer!
I know I still owe you the skunk story. I will make it my holiday gift to you next week.