Today we went to our Doña Margarita Vineyard, which is always behind the Don Miguel Vyd because it is so much closer to the ocean -- only six miles from it. But is was only me, Bonita, since Chico was very sick yesterday and had to rest. You'd never guess from what: he ate something that, in the words of the vet, was "dead, rotten and fermenting"! She had to pump out his stomach and took out, in her words, "a liter of a very smelly liquid"... :-( Tony said that it probably was a dead raccoon -- Yachhhh!
I had a taste of a few grapes, but they're
not near ripe yet. Good flavors, though!
Tony was checking the grapes but Molly,
his dog, was not interested -- unlike me!
You can see how beautiful the grapes look -- this
year we have perfectly formed bunches! They are not too big and
too small, same asthe berries. Just Goldilock's size!!
Can you believe this? We found a few Chardonnay vines in the new Pinot Noir block. Obviously they were mixed up with the Pinot budwood, so we'll t-bud them next spring.