After a winter that wasn’t wintry, we then had a spring with out-of-control temperatures. On April 16 and 17, the thermometer dropped to below freezing.
Many of the growers on the valley floor suffered damages to their vineyard because of the freeze. This is due to nighttime drainage of cold air along the slopes.
Fortunately, in our case, we only suffered damage in the vines that we planted last year and it was limited to the leaves closest to the ground. Luckily, we didn’t suffer any serious damage from the freezing air.
We’ll see what happens in coming weeks. All we can do at present is hope for the best.