The vintner's year – August


Jim Law of Linden Vineyards reports that they are now finally experiencing perfect weather in Virginia wine country for the first time this year. Harvest is expected to start slowly next week. See also my report on the Virginia Governor's Cup 2013 wines. See Jim's comments on this competition below – JR

August is a transition month for northern hemisphere winegrowers. With the exception of fine tuning, most of the vine work is finished. However, August 2013 required more fine tuning than is normal. A wetter-than-usual summer resulted in very happy vines: too happy in our case. Exuberant vines...