This image of raindrops on the grapes comes from a recent harvest photography session at R. Buoncristiani Vineyards on Wohler Road in the Russian River Valley. It was a picking that started around three a.m. and continued until about nine a.m. There was an early morning misting that settled on some grapes left over from the harvest.
Pre-pruning is where you prune the vine, but leave about 10 to 12 buds. Final pruning occurs mid to late February when there is less of a possibility of frost. At that time the canes are pruned down to 2 buds. This image was captured at R. Buoncristiani Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir.
This vineyard truck is an actual working truck that sits on the Mounts Family Vineyard property in Dry Creek Valley. I thought this was a fun capture because the color tones of the truck complemented the tones of the rich iron ore volcanic soil of Dry Creek Valley.