Well we have everything wrapped up for the 2014 vintage. Things kicked off at Bella Vida with bud break on the 15th of April. Weather was interesting with fluctuations between warm, hot and cool. The plants weren't bothered a bit by this "mother nature" roller coaster. Bloom came on June 17th and progressed with some rain to hold the fruit set down. As fruit set and berry development came in the first part of July we were looking at literally tons of fruit. Veraison came early this year on August 3rd. Took a little time for everything to color up but by September 17th we were picking the first pinot. We were all finished with the reds by October 3rd. Riesling came off October 10th.
For the 2014 vinetage:
Dark fruit flavors
This is going to be one great vintage for Pinot Noir lovers.
Cheers to mother nature
Steven and Allison
Steven Whiteside is the owner and farmer of Bella Vida Vineyards. This blog provides a channel for Steven to share insights, activities and important details about Bella Vida Vineyard.