Vineyard Diary (updated 10-1-06)

A very late budburst coupled with an early to normal harvest time made for a compact, busy growing season in 2006.  With the harvest of 4 tons of barbera last weekend, Shaker Ridge completed its first year of commercial scale production.  We continue work on a retaining wall to level some ground and increase tractor safety, and are preparing to replant our cover crop between rows for weed and erosion control.

We thank all of our clients for their patronage this year and look forward to seeing and tasting the wines that result.