Spring Update from the Groves
Spring arrived early and unseasonably warm in the Napa/Chiles Valleys. The initial mowing and hand weeding of the groves has been completed. The trees are in bloom, something we usually do not see in our groves until mid May. It looks like another potentially large crop but we will know better after bloom and fruit set. This is a very exciting and important time in the groves, everything waking up at once.
Our 2012/2013 inventory has dwindled much faster than we anticipated this year. Our production was up and we thought we could keep up to 50 cases back, but we were wrong and this has not proved to be the case. We are now completely sold out of the large, 550ml bottles and have a very limited supply of the small, 315ml bottles left in stock. This has been the result of the continued support from all of our valued customers and placements in a few new markets and several Michelin starred restaurants. We are so grateful to all of you who have supported us and want you to know that we hope to be able to slightly increase production next year.
Nena and Bonnie