Anomaly Vineyards

A Berkeley, California transplant's view of becoming an Accidental Vintner.

Veraison 2007

It's happened. It hadn't happened yesterday but some time between last night and this afternoon, a few of our cabernet grapes turned from green to light purple, indicating veraison (technically defined as the period of the beginning of berry ripening. The berries become soft and take on the colors characteristic of their specific varieties. From the beginning of veraison to harvest, the berries will increase in volume, weight, and sugar content, also known as "brix"). I took several photos and came up to the office to download them only to realize that my card-reader was downstairs. So tonight, look for photos and follow along as we watch the "labor of our fruits!" Chantico.

And here is a photo from this afternoon:


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