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May 14, 2013

2013 Frost Damage

Well, we fared pretty well last night considering how badly some of our colleagues were hit by the frost. I estimate we lost about 50% of our Sauvignon Blanc, about 25% of our Blaufrankisch, and about 10% of the remaining Viognier, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Pretty interesting that the preventative spray I applied yesterday actually worked, as there were areas of the vineyard where a shoot was behind a post (and did not receive the spray) and was destroyed, whereas the shoot next to it that did receive the spray was fine. Totally worth the effort!

Read the Washington Post article here.

Posted by Stephen at May 14, 2013 2:27 PM