Edward Wallo checks in from Yorkville Cellars in the Mendocino Highlands with a note that the 2015 harvest was set to start before the end of September, the earliest on record at the estate.
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Yorkville Cellars 2015 Vintage Report: 9.9.2015
We’re going to call this “Donald’s Vintage” as today is Deborah’s father’s 91st birthday. We named the vineyard Randle Hill Vineyard nearly 3 decades ago after him and his family (two daughters, so no male to pass the name on).
Yorkville Cellars 2015 Vintage Report: 9.8.2015
Yorkville Cellars 2015 Vintage Report: 9.2.2015
The heat backed off, which is good to have Brix building slower
Usually we have 90 degree days in early September. So things have slipped a week. Whereas I thought we’d start late this week it will likely be next.
Because we’re growing organically up in the bench lands above 1,000 ft. our S.B. Median start day is the 3rd week of Sept. Last year’s Sep 10th beat the year before’s Sep 14th as the earliest. If we pick by next Wed. it will Sep 9th and yet another record.