"Wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health."
-- Thomas Jefferson

Levendi Winery Blog

Monday, August 11, 2008

Stagecoach in the Summer

The sales team made a quick trip to check out Stagecoach Vineyard. It's a bumpy ride up the mountain and into the vineyard, but what a sight it is once you get up there!

The vines are in the phase known as veraison, which signifies the change from berry growth to berry ripening in grapevines. The berries change color and the vines turn from green to brown. The ripening stage is an exciting time, as herbaceousness decreases and sugars increase. We found this out when we sampled some of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious!