It has rained about 5 inches here in Madison over the last day and a half. My foch in the backyard are splitting .... not ideal grape ripening weather. I just spoke with my brother James, and he said they have only had about a half an inch over the last several days. We are expecting a bit drier weather over the next week. Maybe I will be harvesting Labor day weekend ... I'm still think the weekend after or even the following weekend. I'll take my next sugar and acid measurements Thursday or Friday.
I got an email earlier today from the Mitchel vineyard. They are planning to start picking foch this Tuesday. Not sure if the recent rains will affect them or not. .... It has been a bit drier down there than my back yard.