Cook Vineyard Weekly Newsletter 4.23.12
The vineyards are growing with this great warm weather. The past week has been perfect for vine growth. Our soil with moisture from the rains a few weeks ago combined with the warm sunlight has allowed the vines to thrive.
The main question “How does this affect the vines” can easily be answered by it’s definitely a plus.
A few weeks ago we were a little concerned that the cool weather was delaying our growth cycle and might cause “Spring Fever”. This is when the vines don’t get a lot of sun early in the year and have a hard time growing in cool conditions. With the warm week behind us it is no longer a concern.
The next few weeks will be busy in the vineyards; we will be mowing, disking, suckering, applying fungicides and even testing out our irrigation systems.
Spring is a busy time of the year.
If anyone wants to visit us in the vineyards to learn more about the world of viticulture, please call us at 707.490.8921. Also check our website www.cvmgrapes.com.