Did it seem like it went from summer straight to Fall ? I know, I know I'm not complaining..but it was one HOT summer . (It went from scorching hot to cool, air conditioning, straight to turning on the heat.) Harvest is in full swing and has become the main topic of conversation in wine country. Veraison, meaning the ripening of the grapes or the change in the colour of the grapes is setting in and as the berries begin to change colour growers need to protect their grapes.
It’s the time of year when the grapes begin to ripen and hang deliciously and naturally become a smorgasbord for the wildlife around here. Birds, particularly Starling, arrive in mesmerizing flocks and attack vineyards like a plague of locusts. The deer and racoons also enjoy the sweet fruits of our labour.