15 December 2011

Cluster Pictures

Here are the promised cluster pictures showing the lifecycle of a Marechal Foch cluster on the right and a Chardonnay cluster on the left.  The scale does change on the photos, I'll have to think about how to do it differently if I do this again so that you can really see the size change but this time just keep an eye on the ribbon, it is 1/8th of an inch wide.

 June 21

June 28

July 6

July 13

July 21 - The shoulder was cut off the Foch cluster

July 28 - Foch cluster is now hanging opposite of previous weeks

August 3

 August 10

 August 17

August 26 - Chardonnay cluster now hanging opposite of previous weeks

 September 1

September 8 - Just a touch of color in the Foch cluster
September 15

September 22

September 29

October 6

October 13

The End! 

I hope you enjoyed the show, I certainly learned about grape development this summer having to go out every week really focus on two particular clusters.   Next week we'll be back in the winery.


  1. Wow I loved the pictures and watching the change. One day I thought, do grapes bloom? I guess!! thanks for showing me the process. By the way, the best pictures were on Oct. 6

  2. I loved this tour. Next, you need to do a grape webcam, so people can check on their own!