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Record Family Wines


Tricia Swartz
October 21, 2013 | Tricia Swartz

The Growing Cycle: October

We wrapped up harvest on October 1st this year and the leaves on the vines are starting to change color. There are beautiful shades of orange and red throughout the vineyard, depending on varietal. The Grenache grapes are still showing the most green, with the Merlot showing green and red, and the Syrah practically all orange. Fall really is a great time to tour a vineyard!

[Syrah to the left and Grenache to the right - great contrast!]

Syrah to the left and Grenache to the right – great contrast!

[Merlot block, hints of red throughout.]

Merlot block, hints of red throughout.

As the nights get cooler, we may experience some frost that will quickly change the leaves from the beautiful Fall hues to brown when they eventually all fall off and Winter approaches. In the meantime, here are some great pics if you are unable to get to the vineyard to experience the Fall season yourself!

[Merlot vine we have been following all year.]

Merlot vine we have been following all year.



[Merlot up close!]

Merlot up close!


Time Posted: Oct 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM