Vintage Report 2021

The 2021 vintage growing season started in December with rainy/snowy conditions – we had a lot of rainy days with also low temperature conditions that remained for the majority of the winter season with snow covered vineyards around the monastery. March and April were unseasonably cold months and for this reason the vines had not yet started budding. Between April 10-20 there were also frost situations, however, we were able to surpass any damage because of the initial lateness of budding from the colder temperatures. At the end of April we did start to see the beginnings of budding even though cooler temperature persisted into May. Blooming officially started the second half of June which is typically 2 weeks later than usual. June and July were hotter and more humid than the average which caused big challenges in the vineyards.... read more