The Life Cycle of the 2016 De Grendel Vintage? The early days: Bud Break
Right on cue with the arrival of spring, our vines are budding and we are celebrating the beginning of a new vintage.
As the green grass bursts into life with the vibrant colours of the wild flowers all along the west coast, our vineyards are starting to change from a dormant brown to a vibrant green.
During September we will see the buds sprout shoots, which in turn will sprout leaves, and prepare the vines for the process of photosynthesis - the plants' most important energy source to accelerate growth.
By the end of September, the shoots will grow rapidly at an average of 3cm a day.