Raven's Call

Raven's Call
Haida Raven

Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring has sprung at Raven's Call Vineyard

How exciting to see the grapes all leafing out. The Madeline Angevines are leading the pack.

Madeleine Angevine 30-Apr-10
Seems that every new bud from the laterals has several bunches of grape berry flowers poised to open. If all those set berries I'll have to be thinning the clusters.
The small clusters nestled in the leaves are flower buds.

The "old" (3 years old!) vineyard on the north side of the driveway.
Madeleine Angevine and Regent

And the new vineyard (planted this last winter) on the south side.
Pinot noir, Pinot blanc, Siegerrebe, Pinot gris
Can't wait to see how they all do this year.
Oh yeah - so far, no detectable difference in leaf-out between grafted and self-rooted varieties.