Bud Break 2020

March 22nd, 2020

A warm, dry February brought an early bud break to south Napa Valley. At Kitoko Vineyard on Atlas Peak, things happen later, but we too are seeing buds form about one week earlier than last year.  Early buds often equate to an early harvest and reduced risk of fire, rain, and other new considerations that are part of the new normal in Napa Valley.