Vineyard Almanac

Calendar of Winegrape Phenology at CBV

Grapevines go through a particular sequence of growth stages on their way to harvest. These stages are driven foremost, of course, by the varietal-specific genetic background, but they are also driven by the accumulation of heat units through the season. The intervals between these stages are largely fixed, but micro-terroir can make small, but significant, changes that affect the timing and tightness of bloom, the rate of grape ripening, and the timing of harvest. The botanically precise sequence of stages (phenology) for grape vines lists 47 stages. The following calendar simplifies this list to the stages of budburst, initiation of bloom, fruit set, véraison (the beginning berry coloring), harvest, and leaf fall. Photographs of interesting intermediate stages may also be shown.

Wooly Bud

Wooly Bud

Budburst

Budburst: March 22,2016

  • Budburst: March 22, 2016
  • Budburst: March 21, 2015
  • Budburst: April 6, 2014
  • Budburst: April 14, 2013
  • Budburst: April 23, 2012
  • Budburst: May 5, 2011
  • Budburst: March 31, 2010
  • Budburst: April 23, 2009
  • Budburst: May 4, 2008
  • Budburst: April 6, 2007
  • Budburst: April 19, 2006

Initiation of bloom (E-L 19)

Initiation of bloom (E-L 19)

Initiation of bloom (E-L 19)

Initiation of bloom (E-L 19)

  • Bloom: May 31, 2016
  • Bloom: June 5, 2015
  • Bloom: June 7, 2014
  • Bloom: June 12, 2013
  • Bloom: June 28, 2012
  • Bloom: July 6, 2011
  • Bloom: July 1, 2010
  • Bloom: June 16, 2009
  • Bloom: June 29, 2008
  • Bloom: June 14, 2007
  • Bloom: June 15, 2006

Fruit set (E-L 27)

Fruit set (E-L 27)

Fruit set (E-L 27)

Fruit set (E-L 27)

  • Fruit set: July 15, 2012
  • Fruit set: , 2011
  • Fruit set: , 2010

Véraison in the Pinot Noir

Véraison in the Pinot Noir

Véraison in the Pinot Noir

Véraison in the Pinot Noir

Véraison in the Pinot Gris

Véraison in the Pinot Gris

Véraison in the Pinot Gris

Véraison in the Pinot Gris

  • Véraison: August 5, 2015
  • Véraison: August 9, 2014
  • Véraison: August 12, 2013
  • Véraison: August 21, 2012
  • Véraison: September 5, 2011
  • Véraison: August 31, 2010
  • Véraison: August 17, 2009
  • Véraison: August 31, 2008
  • Véraison: August 15, 2007
  • Véraison: August 8, 2006

Crawford Beck Vineyard - Pinot Gris harvest

Harvest Begins: 8/26/16

Crawford Beck Vineyard - Pinot Noir harvest

Harvest Ends: 9/22/16

  • Harvest: August 26 – September 22, 2016
  • Harvest: August 28 – September 25, 2015
  • Harvest: September 12 – October 3, 2014
  • Harvest: September 21 – October 9, 2013
  • Harvest: October 5 – 17, 2012
  • Harvest: October 26 – November 2, 2011
  • Harvest: October 19 – 21, 2010
  • Harvest: September 23 – October 12, 2009
  • Harvest: October 21 – 28, 2008
  • Harvest: October 9 – 16, 2007
  • Harvest: October 2 -12, 2006

Leaf fall (E-L 43)

Leaf fall (E-L 43)

Leaf fall (E-L 43)

Leaf fall (E-L 43)

 

  • Leaf fall: September 29 –
  • Leaf fall: October 9 – November 10, 2015
  • Leaf fall: September 30 – November 30, 2014
  • Leaf fall: October 18 – October 31, 2013
  • Leaf fall: October 6 – November 5, 2012
  • Leaf fall: September 23 – November 25, 2011
  • Leaf fall: September 9 – November 15, 2010
  • Leaf fall: October 11 – November 13, 2009
  • Leaf fall: October 11 – November 11, 2007
  • Leaf fall: October 14 – November 4, 2006

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