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Winter In The Vineyard
After the first frost in the Fall / early Winter, the leaves fall, leaving the bare canes from last year's growing season. This wood will be pruned back to 2 bud spurs before the Spring bud break which starts the next growing season. Our prunings are carried out of the vineyard, mulched and then composted. This compost is returned to the vineyard as a beneficial soil amendment.
The rainy season in Napa Valley is from November through April each year, with most rainfall coming in the December to March period. It is also during this time that we can get some snowfall at higher elevations, which rarely stays around for more than a day or two.
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