In the month of June and July visitors to vineyards and wineries are treated to views of the new grapes as they grow, but by the beginning of August those same visitors are asking why the beautiful grapes are covered with netting. There is a simple reason.
Veraison has begun in the vineyard. In vitaculture, this mean that the grapes are beginning to change color. During this period they are especially vulnerable to birds and insects. The netting protects the grapes from being pecked or eaten by the birds or have bees and other insects sip at the pierced grapes. This protects those grapes that will be producing the wines that wine lovers are anxiously waiting to taste.
So don’t be disappointed by the views. Your viticulturalists are simply protecting the future wine.This entry was posted in Kentucky Wineries by admin