Flowering

Flowering usually happens about 4 to 6 weeks after bud break, depending on weather. This can be a stressful time, as this stage will determine the amount of berries on each grape cluster, and the delicate grape flowers are vulnerable to damage from wind, rain, or even late frost.

Precautions can be taken – the use of giant fans to circulate the air, or sprinkling the vines with water to shield them in ice (yes, really!). Fortunately, frost is rarely an issue for us here in beautiful Dry Creek Valley.

On April 14th, we noticed the very first signs of flowering in the Zinfandel Vineyard this year. No, bees aren’t needed here, as the grape vines take care of the pollinating process on their own!

 

Our primary objective is the safety of our guests and our staff, while providing a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Our abundant outdoor spaces prove ideal for safe distancing as we continue to create memorable experiences with you!

Outdoor tastings are by reservation, 7 days a week from 10am-5pm (last reservation at 3:30pm).

 We follow procedures established by Sonoma County and the State of California.

Please Reserve online by clicking on the “Visit” tab on our website. Several options are available for members and guests. Our maximum group size is six people per reservation. We ask that you review our Updated Visitation Policy prior to making your reservation.

Questions or need help placing an order? Call (707) 431-1225 or email us at info@castwines.com.

Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!