Things are way greener now as the summer has finally kicked into gear. The summertime sunlight and heat are now helping those vines to grow greener and wilder. The grapes are starting to get bigger and are developping slowly. My 5 year-old son came along with me and helped take some photos in the middle of the second week of July. First stop, Rustico Farm Cellars at the south end of the Golden Mile.
We checked out a little of what has become of the Testalinden mudslide that happened in June. It passes fairly quickly on the highway but you can still see quite a bit of damaged buildings and dried mud. If you haven’t already, please consider donating to the mudslide victims. Information is available here.
Off we went to Road 13 for a quick visit and to see how the vines were coming along from last months installment. I didn’t want to use the same vines again from month to month because I thought it would be more interesting to show difference places. Each vineyard is unique and each vigneron’s methods equally so. But there were a couple of different things happening here that I thought were interesting to show.