Finally, some action in the vineyard! Crews have pruned 95% of the vines so far and now we are awaiting bud break. The remaining vines (all Syrah) have not been pruned yet because they are planted in the lowest part of the vineyard which is susceptible to the coldest temperatures. We have delayed pruning these vines to further protect them against frost. Check back next month to see the first signs of growth for the 2013 vintage!
[Merlot vines, all cleaned up!]
Merlot vines, all cleaned up!
[Pruned Merlot vine.]
Pruned Merlot vine.
[Waiting for bud break!]
Waiting for bud break!
[Hoping for more rainfall this year, so far one of the driest on record.]
Hoping for more rainfall this year, so far one of the driest on record.
While Paso Robles has definitely been successful in garnering well-deserved attention for the wonderful Rhone style wines coming out of the region, by comparison, little attention has been paid to the equally excellent Bordeaux varietals that grow so well here! At Paso de Record, we currently have 45 acres planted to vines, of which 31 are Bordeaux varietals. When we finish development of an additional 30 acres, 61 of our 75 planted acres will be in that category!
[Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in Spring 2012.]
Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in Spring 2012.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently joined the Paso Robles CAB Collective. The Collective includes wineries who are passionate about growing high-quality Bordeaux varietals and making superior wine from them! There are sixteen member wineries including well known Paso Robles brands such as Justin, J. Lohr, Adelaida, Vina Robles, and Daou. We are thrilled to be involved with this wonderful group of wineries and are excited to promote the excellent Bordeaux style wines coming out of the Paso Robles region!
The first consumer event bringing the Collective members together is taking place on Saturday, April 27th at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles. This exclusive event will feature all of the wines each winery produces from Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot). Please join us as we celebrate these wonderful wines and the stories behind them!
For tickets, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5215559880?ref=ebtnebtckt
Record Family Wine Club Members can receive $20 off with a special coupon code. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!