Spring at Oliver Winery is an exciting time. Our blooming vines are getting ready to produce clusters of fruit, and right now we are busy setting the stage for the rest of the growing season.
As each vine begins to flower, we start to see these tiny green clusters (below). They will swell and then burst, revealing their pollen at the tip. The pollen eventually falls back into the flower, and just like that, our favorite little berries will start to form!
At this point in the growing season, a healthy vine is a hairy vine. We want to see a bunch of these sprout-like clusters (above), which are good indicators of a happy crop and lots of fruit to come.
Stay tuned for more vineyard updates to come throughout the summer and into harvest, and post your questions in the comments!