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Record Family Wines

Tricia Swartz
 
December 31, 2013 | Growing Cycle, Paso Robles, Vineyard, Winter | Tricia Swartz

The Growing Cycle: December

It’s hard to believe another year has come to a close. 2013 has been an exciting and challenging year for us in the vineyard and beyond. We welcome all that 2014 brings and look forward to sharing many more vintages with our wonderful family and friends! We hope that 2014 is a happy, healthy, and successful year for all!

The grape vines are dormant and we will be patiently waiting for Spring to prune.  In the meantime, we have planted a cover crop to add nutrients and help keep moisture in the soil. There are always improvements to be made in the vineyard during this time as well such as irrigation and trellis maintenance. Here are a few shots of the vines taken in mid-December.

[Merlot vine in December.]

Merlot vine in December.

[Losing leaves, going into dormancy.]

Losing leaves, going into dormancy.

[Cooler temperatures until Spring!]

Cooler temperatures until Spring!

Check back next week for slideshows of the Merlot vine throughout the year!

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