Winter is a time of quiet beauty. The vines are dormant and storing nutrients for the coming year's growth. From January through March, join the pruners and viticulturists to practice the latest techniques of this time-honored tradition. In the spring, the sap will rise and the buds will swell where successful cuts have been made.
Crisp mornings and warm days give rise to early growth on the vines. In late May and early June the vine clusters flower and set fruit for the coming harvest. Soon, small grape clusters that will ultimately mature to ripe fruit appear on the vines and leaf shoots spring from the bare vines.