Getting on Track for Spring and Summer with Road 13 Vineyards |
2017 was an interesting vintage in the Okanagan in my opinion, with the cool, wet Spring, followed by the forest fires and smoke that started in June and went through most of the summer. The smoke did have an unexpected benefit for the Okanagan grapes; the smoke reflected a significant amount of sunlight from overheating the vines, keeping the daytime temperatures moderate, and allowing the grapes to mature slowly.