Veraison has occurred – What an exciting time of year!
From now through harvest (and especially harvest itself) we really see and enjoy the fruits of our labor
You may have never heard of veraison and to put it simply, the grapes begin to change color which shows they are beginning to ripen.
According to Wikipedia, veraison 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 we can eat ripe grapes again – no more green sour berries for us! Since everyone else is also scouring the vines for the ripening grapes and quickly gobbling them down, the challenge at this point is to find the berries going through veraison before anyone else does!