As we come up on verasion (when the grapes start to mature) in the vineyard, I start to think about what kind of crop we will end up with this year. So far, the grapes look great. Though it was too wet for them early in the season, Greg has done a great job keeping them disease free. We are moving into drier weather now, and the grapes thrive in that. Good dry weather now means lots of sugars and lots of flavor in the grapes. I think that this is shaping up to be a good year for grapes, which means a good year for wine!