It's always exciting seeing the first bloom of the year. The vines made it through winter and keeping fingers crossed, have escaped spring frost and have flowered. The bloom on the Cabernet Franc this year occured 9 days earlier than in 2014, one of the earliest season's to date!
The prospect of another early year and, hopefully, sparingly draw out enough water to make it through the growing season. No doubt we will be busy in the vineyards preparing for an early harvest. If 2014 is a vintage similar to 2015 then we are hopeful for great results - 2014 came several weeks early and delivered delicious wines.