Our vines that were planted last year in 2007 are growing at The Vines Private Vineyard Estates in the Uco Valley, and we have even seen veraison in our very first Malbec grapes!
As wikipedia explains " Veraison
is a French
term, but has been adopted into the English
literature on viticulture
. The official definition of veraison
is "change of color of the grape berries." Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening, and many changes in berry
development occur at veraison."
Some say that once you see veraison in your vineyards you will be harvesting in 60 days. Whether that is the case or not we look forward to having our first Vines Private Vineyard Estate harvest, or cosecha, next year in 2010. Generally it takes 3 years for a vine to produce quality grapes so this is just a glimpse of what is to come!