|Amazing- in only 3 weeks|
It is only three weeks since bud break at Kitchak Cellars and the vines are really growing rapidly. You can almost watch the vines grow. It has been in the 80s the last week and we have seen tremendous growth. Exactly what is expected. Plenty of water still in the soil, lots of sun and nice warm temperatures. It should be a great year. The vines are doing well and the frost season is about over. There is only one day in the next 2 weeks (this Thursday) where the temperature is forecast to be under 40 degrees and then only a low of 38 degrees that night.
European Grape Vine Moth - Under Control. We hope. We received a report today that the European Grape Vine Moth seems under control in the Napa Valley. Not a single one has been found so far this year in the hundreds of traps that the Commissioner of Agriculture has placed around the valley. This is very good news about this very serious pest.
|The Mallards also like the lake|
We have even seen the large mouth bass in the lake building their nests and getting ready to spawn in the shallow water along the edges.
Lake Cynthia is formed by a small dam near the westerly edge of our property and it supports a great array of wild flowers at this time of the year. The photo of California Poppies was taken yesterday, Sunday April 22,
Back to work in the winery. Until next time...