We have veraison in the vineyard in all varieties, Roussanne, Aglianico, and Montepulciano! That may not sound very exciting to you but it sure is to us!
In fact, you may be wondering,”what in the world is veraison?”.
According to Wikipedia:
Véraison is a viticulture (grape-growing) term meaning “the onset of ripening”. It is originally French, but has been adopted into English use. The official definition of veraison is “change of color of the grape berries.” Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening, and many changes in berry development occur at veraison.
For us it means the grapes are ripening and we can eat sweet grapes once again!
Many cluster have berries with all shades showing the color changes indicating ripening.
Some clusters have berries with 2 or 3 berries showing color change.
Needless to say, we are all scouring the vines in search of the ripe grapes!