Winter is the season of dormancy and pruning off last season's wood. Pruning determines how much growth you get for the next two years.
|Late winter in Sonoma Valley|
As the soil warms new buds swell and shoots begin to grow. Bud break is when growers worry about frost damage to the tender green growth. Flowering follows in late spring.
|Early spring in Russian River Valley|
Summer is about the growth of the grapes then ripening (sugar production).
|Summer in Bennett Valley|
Late summer and early autumn is the time of harvest. All the work and decisions in the vineyards for the past year pay off now -- with hard work and decisions in the cellar.
|Autumn in Dry Creek Valley|