Harvest started early this year by several weeks and then along came some cool weather for several weeks. So we started several weeks early and now we are a week later than normal. Cool weather has come again but with an outlook of some more heat, I bet I will be harvesting till the very […]
Sorry, it’s been several months since my last update, we have been rather busy trying to keep up with this growing season. I left you at the point that we’ll talk a little on the relationship between Vineyard management and the type of wine, or the style of wine that the winemakers are trying to […]
So I left you off last month complaining about Murphy’s Law and the amount of rain we were getting. Well the law was amended and he did give us a reprieve. We were finally able to catch up and finish our pruning, and knock on wood, we were able to get all our frost controls […]
So why is it, when you ask for rain it doesn’t come, and when you don’t want rain it comes in buckets? I think Mr. Murphy has been in the Napa Valley wine tasting. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the rain just its timing. We were on our home stretch on pruning, […]
A harvest in July is a first for us! These Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Berquist Vineyard in Calistoga went to Judd’s Hill in Napa for processing. It looks like the crops will be all over the board this year, some good quality, some not so good, but most likely an early harvest – unless cool […]
Mustard Grass photo taken by Paul Saviez The famed Mustard Grass can be seen throughout Napa Valley vineyards at this time of year. This is also when Saviez Vineyard Management is busy providing vineyard services to vineyard owners in Napa & Sonoma Counties.
This is a new vineyard block we started a few weeks ago, in Napa Valley, for this year’s planting. This is just showing a small hillside vineyard that we are putting in and about halfway through the process.
There are several ways to get rid of the brush prunings from the vineyard. The main process is chopping with a mechanical shredder to incorporate the brush back into the ground. The other is by hand to keep the vineyard as sterile as possible. Both methods of vineyard brush removal have a positive and a […]
Learn about the advantages of grape thinning in this video by Saviez Vineyard Management. Thinning grape clusters reduces crowding. Grape thinning is often combined with Leafing and Tucking by Saviez Vineyard Management in order to produce quality wines from the Napa and Sonoma County regions you have come to know and enjoy!
Saviez Vineyard management showing the results of leafing and tucking in different vineyards. Showing what is conducive to quality grapes.