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The Mystery Persists

The Mystery Persists

The rogue vine The syrah

I still haven't heard anything from the grower about what the mystery vine might be. As you can see below, they are quite different. I have removed the grow tubes upon the recommendations of other winemakers, as I don't have persistent critters. I should have protected the vines when they were smaller., but they seemed to have made it OK.

The rogue vine up close

The syrah close up

Also some of the little Syrah grape blooms that I let hang around are starting to show fruit. It is tiny compared to the older vines I have seen at local wineries, but it's nice to see that our vines actually produce fruit.

Loose cluster

Tight cluster

Another day in San Diego

Went Kayak Fishing