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Bud Break Bulletin

Bud Break Bulletin

News 🕔April 17, 2014 0 comments

Bud Break Bulletin
Friday, April 29, 2011

Well, Spring has not only sprung upon us but enticed the vines to respond with buds swelling and opening to reveal it’s new growth and new hope for a vintage equal to 2010!! We just completed pruning and tying approximately 30,000 vines when weather patterns confused both the vines and ourselves as well. Fluctuating temperatures from unseasonal warmth to typical cold stimulated the vines to draw nutrition from the soils and swell the buds to near explosion.
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The first signs of explosions (Bud Break) occurred within the Lemberger bloc on April 25th. Since then other varieties such Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay have followed suit. Today, while inspecting the Vineyards, growth has reached second leaf on most plants. Now concern sets in and your Winemaker begins to pace as fear of a potential frost in May could retard all that has developed to-date.

As your Winemaker, I have always appreciated your support of our wines but would ask that if you could take a moment, send a silent prayer to Mother Nature asking her to look favourably upon us throughout the 2011 Growing Season.

Cheers.
Nicolaas Opdam
Oenologist

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