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Peake Ranch Winery


Peake Ranch Diary
and Musings from the Vineyard

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Mike Anderson
July 3, 2017 | Mike Anderson

First of the Series

I am using this first post as an introduction.  Hello, I am Mike Anderson and you can see my info elsewhere on this website so no reason to spend much time on that.  In a nutshell I shepherd the grapes to the winery.  My partner in this effort is Emily.  Emily was rescued from a South Korean dog farm where she was “on the menu”.  She has been with me for a year and a half and is a great vineyard dog / campanion.  She is currently interviewing for a job as Daisy’s assistant.  We will see, Daisy is picky about her help.

As we enter July I see the vines in very good shape with a moderate crop.  The welcome and heavy rainfall we received last winter got the vines off to a very good start and that has had continued benifits.  We are now close to entering veraison.  This is a viticultural term that indicates the onset of sugar accumulation in the berries (ripening).  At veraison the vine shifts its focus from growing vegetation to putting sugar in the fruit.  A celebration for the birds and us!  This blog will be chronicling the process with regular posts.

Questions and comments are welcome in the comments section below.

For now, good to meet you and I will see you soon.

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