Lately there has been an increasingly louder buzz around Wine Country about the impending grape harvest.
Apparently the first grapes are already being harvested in Carneros and Healdsburg.
The ones in our back yard look pretty close.
Can you see the little green grapes? That is called "chicks and hens", an uneven growth of the cluster caused by cool and wet weather while the vines bloomed. The uneven ripening is an issue, since they will have to separate and toss away the green grapes so the resulting wine is just right.
On a different note, last night we went out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The weather was incredible. We ended the night playing Bocce ball and had a great time even though we had no clue of the rules.