This Week in the Vineyard
I forget what it's like in other wine country regions throughout the world once I'm immersed in one, but California bud break has been occurring since early February- much earlier than Oregon. I have not yet heard of bud break in Oregon this year, and it usually occurs in April.
Today the sun is bright and magnificent. It also was on Sunday the 12th. These are the whispers of spring that intoxicate all of us Oregonians who have been doused in heavenly rains thoroughly throughout this winter.
We're still well above average for rainfall. The March rainfall average is 4.6 inches, and just in the last 7 days we have had 3.72. But I am not complaining, of course. The abundant rain makes me feel like this valley is able to sustain itself, which is a feeling I always look for wherever I live.