Mark and his vineyard team are working in the vines during April to prune and prepare them for new green shoots that emerge and mark the beginning of the 2019 growing season.
Bud break is the term that describes when the first new shoots spring from dormant buds on the vine.
Chardonnay is the first grape to experience bud break - usually around April 15. The other grape varieties experience bud break in succession.
Because great wine starts in the vineyard, we are hopeful that Mother Nature will provide us with a blessed growing season that eventually will yield more of Maggie's award-winning wines!