Wine the life cycle of the Flowering Grape

Wine the life cycle of the Flowering Grape

07.04.17  \\\  Posted by Stasia Brewczynski  \\\  Vine to Vino

Each flower has the potential to become a grape.

Explore each step in the series, Vine to Vino: the lifecycle of a grape. This month, learn about flowering, and then see what's ahead for the year to come.
 
Flowering 
During flowering, grape vines develop tight bunches of tiny flowers. Grape flowers blossom from a dormant bud that emerged as a shoot during the previous year. While each flower has the potential to become a grape if pollinated and fertilized, a cold snap can kill these delicate blossoms, so some farmers take protective measures to protect their crop.


The Lifecycle of a Grape
Bud Break
Flowering
Fruit Set
Crop Thinning
Canopy Management
Veraison
Harvest
Destemming & Crush
Pressing & Fermentation
Aging
Bottling
Dormancy & Pruning

Next in the Vine to Vino series: Fruit Set
 
[Cover photo: .-..-.. .../Flickr]