This is an important marker in the grape growing season as it is the beginning of our countdown to harvest. After veraison grapes start to increase sugars and drop acidity. During this time our vineyard and winemaking staff monitor the grapes carefully, looking for the perfect balance in sugar and acidity before commencing harvest. Typically we expect to start harvest in early September and continue to harvest through mid-October (depending on the weather).
Veraison also means it is time to start protecting our harvest from birds. Netting will go up in the vineyards soon to prevent our avian friends from snacking on grapes.