Drought! (The vine on the left is suffering from the drought, the one on the right looks pretty normal.) Things are looking pretty bleak here on the rain horizon. We haven't had a decent day of rain since April and the effects are showing in the vineyards. In one of our vineyards there are several rows where the grapes have started to shrivel up even before they turned red. This section of the vineyard we will certainly not harvest. In other parts the grapes are very small and the bunches are very irregular, effects of an uneven flowering and the lack of rain. We'll be looking at a smaller than usual harvest, hopefully with good concentration, our goal now though is to avoid super high sugar levels which will make the wines very alcoholic. Luckily, the weather hasn't been overly hot, and the nights are quite cool. So therefore we're crossing our fingers that the grapes will ripen slowly with the right combination of sugar and acidity and we will be able to make a delicious wine for all to drink!