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Atwater Vineyards

Vinny Aliperti
September 24, 2014 | Vinny Aliperti

2014 Growing Season

Here's a quick recap of the 2014 growing season:

It all began after one of the coldest winters in years left many vineyards with significant bud damage but fortunately spared most of our grape vines. The cool weather continued into spring with bud break starting in early May.  Summer weather see-sawed from very short bursts of warm humid weather and storms, then followed by more comfortable, dry stretches, over and over.  August and September were drier but decidedly cool, especially at night, thus slowing down grape maturity.  As of today, we have only harvested a small amount of Pinot Gris, Cayuga and Foch.  Next week should see more Pinot Gris and the beginning of our Pinot Noir harvest.  So far the grapes continue to look great, so with just a bit more sun and patience we may have another great vintage on tap!


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