Sunday, September 09, 2018

So juicy sweet

This is what sauvignon looks like when it's ripe. The grapes go from immature green to a nearly translucent golden color. I see a lot of ripe-looking grapes out among the vines now, but harvesting has not really started yet. Some chardonnay got picked last week, and I'm not sure what the hand-harvesters were picking the other day. But the general harvesting has yet to begin.

These grapes taste good, too. But they're not meant for eating!

We're expecting a hot day today. The high is predicted to hit 30ºC (86ºF) this afternoon, even though it's starting out at a cool 14ºC (57ºF) this morning.


  1. wine on the vine...

    we are at 14C today in rainy philly. after a 35-40C week. hope ken's relatives in the carolinas will heed the warnings about hurricane florence.

  2. anne marie, wow, that's a hot week! And I'm sure they will, we'll be watching.

    michael, soon they will be fermenting away!


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