POSTED ON March 18, 2016 | IN Wine Photo of the Day | BY Joe Becerra
bud break 2016

Bud Break in St. Helena in the Napa Valley – Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Bud Break 2016

Drive along Highway 29 or the Silverado Trail from Napa to Calistoga and you can witness the dawn of a new cycle in the life of the vines. Cabernet Sauvignon is in the midst of bud break. Most of the vines have been pruned and dressed for this wonderful event in nature. Grape growers unite in the joy of celebrating a new year in the making of fine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The recent rains have also given the growers more to celebrate.  The question still remains:  What will mother nature provide the grower and winemaker this year from bud break to harvest?

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  1. Nancy Pellegrino says

    My husband and I plan to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in Sonoma this fall starting Sept 14th. Will crush be in process?

    • Joe Becerra says

      Chances are almost 100% that harvest will be happening in some vineyards in Sonoma at that time. You will have to hunt for them. The vineyard crews start at dawn and work up to mid morning before the sun is too hot.