August 13, 2019

The grape florets of spring have formed into the abundant fruit of summer. The Pinot Noir grape clusters in the vineyard are increasing in size and are starting to pass through veraison- turning from green to a rich dark purple. The picture shows these ripening cluster...

May 29, 2019

After the long, rainy winter, spring growth has returned to Char Vale. Tiny clusters of grapes-to-be are abundant on the vines. Some of the clusters have started to show the grape florets (grape flowers), which will become the grapes of the 2019 wine vintage. An exampl...

February 14, 2019

The grape vines are still dormant in the vineyard but the rains have brought abundant green ground cover. The rains have also brought beautiful rainbows, which light up the vineyard sky. Unfortunately the photos don't fully catch the intense colors.

December 23, 2018

A successful, busy harvest is now past and the 2018 vintage of Char Vale wines are tucked away, being nurtured in the winery. We look forward to sharing them with you, when they are ready.

While the vineyard now wears its winter simplicity, the tasting room and deck are...

September 18, 2018

The Pinot Noir grapes have turned a deep purple color in the vineyard (see photo below) but will mature further before they are picked for harvest.

To keep the birds away and prevent them from eating these delicious grapes before harvest, we are trying the use of a real...

April 24, 2018

Spring is back at Char Vale, after the long, grey winter. The vineyard is exuberant with new growth and each row of vines is bursting with florets that will develop into this year's grapes. 

It is a beautiful time to visit and to start observing the annual growth cycle,...

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