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2015 En Primeur - Vineyard News

NEWS FROM THE VINEYARD

 
Well, what can we say after a summer like we’ve just had?  Superb ripeness across the board with all varieties.  So that now makes three amazing vintages in a row.
 
Grant Houston and Tim have been working together in the vineyard for over 30 years.  Grant even helped with the initial grafting and Tim says he’s invaluable with his practical knowledge.
 
The vineyard is often a thankless task with all the kudos going to the winemakers.  Tim believes 85 percent of a wine’s quality comes from the vineyard.  Few people experience the repetitiveness or feel the stress associated with de-budding, vine tucking, spraying, leaf plucking, pruning, training, bird netting and scaring throughout the year on hot days or cold.
 
Also a welcome to Ethan Smiley who has been helping Grant in the vineyard and Matt and Rob in the winery over vintage.