Seasons in the Vineyards: Budbreak | Cornerstone Cellars

The grapevines are awake throughout some of the best Napa Valley wineries, they have emerged from their slumber only to find a lingering winter and cool, rainy weather. I thought we were in California! This is the true beginning of the new vintage. The vines have been pruned and set up for this year’s crop. Now it is just a matter of producing fruit. That all starts with budbreak. That is when the newly pruned canes start to push out the tiny buds that will open, flower, and become grape clusters.


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