Harvest coming? Not so fast

Yesterday we did our first maturity sampling. One Riesling sample from Selenium, where we hope to pick some low sugar lots, came at 13.5 Brix (ouch!). The first vineyard to come in is usually the Chenin Blanc from Andrews; That came at 16.5 Brix. Seems that we are a good 3 weeks away from the first grapes which is a bit behind normal and should lead on outstanding qualities (at least for Riesling).

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