Last week it seemed like it was in the high 70’s or low 80’s everyday we doing something outside at the winery. One day I almost needed long sleeves on. Crazy!
As good as it was for us it was not all that ideal for the vineyard. Cool temperatures and wet weather are recipes for disaster. Mildew or rot in the vineyard at this time a year would be terrible.
So although I loved theSonomalike weather last week I would much prefer the hot and dry weather we are a custom to here in Comanche. We need higher temperatures for the grapes to ripen.
The forecast this week has temps in the high 90’s, so we should be harvesting again by the end of this week. The wines in the winery are doing great. The 2012 Nero d’Avola is outstanding.