The picture below explains the lapse in blog posts. The week mentioned in the previous post turned into a month. The early shoot growth stage starts off at a very vigorous pace which is hard to keep up with. At this point of the season we have gone through bloom and fruit set. The weather has been dry and warm over the last month making the conditions for bloom and fruit set perfect. With the weeks of warm weather and very little rain we now have to monitor the vines for signs of drought stress. The forecast shows a chance this weekend; all we can do is hope for a bit of rain.