We are anywhere between 25%-75% through flowering in Bow Tie Vineyard...similar for Nicole's Vineyard. Since these are the warmest of our estate sites, they bloom first.
Bow Tie Vineyard
Robert Thomas, Nonny’s, and River Road Vineyards are also showing signs of flowering though. Up until this point, the weather has been ideal for flowering.
Robert Thomas Vineyard
Yesterday was a bit of a hiccup, since that intensity of wind could have an effect on bloom and subsequent set, as well as contribute to shoot damage. A bit of rain in Friday's forecast may also have an effect. Too soon to tell, all factors contribute to the quality and yield of the 2012 vintage.
Melissa Stackhouse, J Vineyards & Winery