Bird and rain damage
After noting the bird damage I decided we better cover all of them with bird netting.
The netted Madeleine Angevine Crop
The Regent grapes are turning rapidly, but are about a week behind the Mad Ang. But much more attractive!
Regent grape crop
It's pretty easy to see why the varieties selected by WSU at Mt. Vernon for this area are preferred. Compare the two above with the Pinot noir from Willamette Valley.
Pinot blancSeveral of the grafted varieties that I have in test plantings had fruit this year.
Zweigelt rebe (a red, obviously)
Pinot noir 71 (about the same as Pinot noir)
Pinot noir Precoce (very much earlier - birds have really decimated this bunch)If the Madeleine Angevines keep splitting in the rain, I may decide to harvest them soon!