September, 2023 - Donelan Wines

September 2023

This year has been the coolest vintage I have ever experienced. 2010 and 2011 were once considered the coolest in many years. But 2023 beats them out, landing us in one of the coolest vintages in the last 50 years. As of today, September 7th, we have not harvested anything. By comparison, last year our first harvest was August 18th. Everything has been very slow-moving. We’re about three to four weeks behind last year. That may sound concerning but it’s not a bad thing so long as you get ahead of the curve and know how to play the cards Mother Nature deals you.   If everything stays consistent, and we

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