It's the time of year when everyone (vintners, winemakers, growers) keeps a sharp eye on the grapes, trying to figure out when is exactly the right time to pick.
Our vineyards look great, the best ever at this date. The high heat we had last week does not seem to have hurt them a bit.
The sugars are developing nicely, but they still need more time for tannin development.
If everything goes well, we will probably be picking near the end of September.
Of course, Mother nature can always speed things up.