Spring was long and cold and brought a lot of rain throughout the region and with it pressure from mildew and other fungal diseases in many vineyards. Rain during bloom in some vineyards will affect croploads. For those vineyards that started bloom after the rains the crop is looking very strong. Summer is finally here and the 2019 vintage is charging ahead.
June 27: Tailgate on sprayer calibrations, fungicides, foliar fertilizers
– at Casa Toyon in Soquel
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The 2018 vintage by and large is seeing excellent crop loads and stellar quality. Cool temps from early Sept. on allowed for long hang time and for many a delayed harvest that developed fruit flavors. However, the myriad microclimates of the mountains makes it difficult to generalize, and a warm August precipitated ripening and harvest for some. Growers and winemakers are excited by the 2018 vintage and what it promises in the bottle!