2023 Harvest Report | By Christian Palmaz
As of Oct 30th, 2022, the end of harvest.
By April 1st, I was a broken record asking Tina if anyone on the team had seen bud break in the reds. “Nope, still nothing,” they’d answer. Quickly pulling up my iPad, I’d show the team other vintages where cold and wet winters drug on delaying bud break, but they were already ahead of me. Late starts are nothing unusual but we normally would make up the time with a fast moving spring or warm summer. What was unusual about the 2023 vintage was that we would turn a 1 week delay into 3-4 weeks by the end of the vintage. This year would be referred to by many as the methodical vintage, and just might be one of the best in recent memory.