Summer in the Vineyard : Q & A with Winemaker Matt Compton
June 19th 2017
Q: What are you currently doing in the vineyard?
A: We are spraying in the vineyards. This is preventative to protect from mildew from rain and/or humidity. The spray is sulfur and another chemical, done weekly but can’t be done when it is raining.
Also we are suckering and tucking shoots up into the canopy.
Q: What are the vines currently doing?
A: They are just beginning bloom. Bloom started about 2 days ago and with warm sunshine will usually last about a week.
Q: What are your predictions for this year?
A: We are predicting harvest the first few weeks of October. We have had a very average year so far. It is too early to predict anything else, that will depend on the rest of the growing season and ultimately harvest.