I have been keeping a close eye out for the first signs of bud-break, and here it is!
I took this photo in our Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay Wente Block located in Carneros. This is the earliest of our vineyards to bud out most years, and 2014 is no exception.
By my estimate this is approximately 2 weeks earlier than average. As usual, the season starts with a few early buds and gets into full growth in another few days.
Now frost season starts, the most nerve racking part of the growing year.
Here’s hoping that 2014 is another excellent vintage!