Yes. Bud break is underway in the Nap Valley and throughout the Wine Country.
It seems early this year — I’ve heard growers estimate that it is anywhere from two to three weeks ahead of schedule. As everyone knows the entire state of California has experienced below normal rainfall. Instead the temperatures have been very mild for this time of the year. But it’s official Spring is here and let the good times begin. This photo was taken in a vineyard at V. Sattui Winery south of St Helena