Veraison and the Changing of the Guard
Hello from the Adams Ranch,
Forgive the lack of updates, but not a whole lot has been happening up here. Aside from basic maintenance, the vineyard has been transforming from canopy growth to ripening mode. The shoot growth has slowed and the plants are putting their energy into the grapes. Veraison is well on it's way throughout the vineyard with Syrah taking the lead, followed by Grenache, Roussanne and finally Cinsaut.
The jury is still out on whether or not we will make a Cinsaut rosé this year, but truth be told, we'd rather the Cinsaut reach optimal ripeness in order to include it in our red blend. The Syrah, Grenache and Roussanne are all on track for the usual October harvest, with yeilds a little bit down from last year. We have been dropping fruit on over cropped vines and taking precautions to make sure we get the finest fruit possible.
James Berry Vineyard (Willow Creek District, Paso Robles) is looking glorious as usual, as is our Syrah block at the Bien Nacido Estate (Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County).
These vineyards (along with the Adams Ranch) represent the future of the Ledge winery program. We encourage you to click the links above to learn more about these world class vineyard sites.
In other news, we have released wine club and will be updating our online store this week. Many of you have already customized your orders, but as you know, certain releases will sell out rapidly, so stock up on your favorites while you can.
For those not in the wine club, there are still wines avaialble for purchase in our online store.
You can visit the store by CLICKING HERE
We have two new releases for wine club: the 2018 Adams Ranch Syrah blend and the 2018 James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend.
Please check back next week for more updates and a streamlined online shopping module.
Happy Wine Wednesday and we wish you all the very best.
Mark, Ciera and Elizabeth