What Happens to Grapevines During Spring

A video documenting the lifecycle of a vineyard after winter dormancy

Go behind the scenes with the grapevines at Jordan Winery during the spring growing season. This wine education video explains a vineyard’s annual progression, from bud break in March to rapid shoot development in April and flowering in May. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit Sonoma County wine country and an exciting time for winemakers and farmers alike, as the vines are awakening from their winter sleep.

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About the Author

Born and raised in rural Kansas, Lisa Mattson fell in love with wine during college in South Florida and worked for a wine magazine before moving to Northern California. She spent almost a decade working as a writer, marketing director and photographer/videographer for Jordan Winery and now serves as a hospitality design and marketing consultant for several wineries, including Jordan. She also designs succulent gardens under the name Sonoma Succulents. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County in the summer and Baja California Sur in the winter, she travels the world with her husband in search of new succulents, ethnic foods, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.