Many have asked about our Gewürztraminer vines after hear that we were sold out of 2019 and then finding out that we would not have any 2020 or 2021. The question remains, “How does the crop look for 2022?”
With all the shortages and shipping problems lately, we are a little behind on bottling. We still have a great selection of wine to share with our friends, but we had been short on several of our sweet wines lately. But now in June, we are releasing as club exclusives a few new vintages of semi-sweet and sweet wines.
Our vineyards were lower yielding in 2021, but we have been caring for our vines and hoping for a better yield this year in quantity. As you can see the grapes look good.
Our new releases in June are currently wine club member exclusives, but in a few months, they will be available for our other friends at our Grapevine and Fredericksburg tasting rooms. In June we released our 2021 Reserve Moscato Giallo and 2021 Malvasia Bianca.
We will not have a 2020 or a 2021 Gewürztraminer varietal wine, but looking at these vines we hope for a 2022 Gewürztraminer. If so, we could be bottling that by January.
Healthy leaves are good for proper photosynthesis for quality fruit. If the proportion of leaves to fruit because too high, we will thin the leaves later. We will see how the season progresses, but looks good for now.