Photo courtesy of Bedell Cellars
Pinot noir isn't the only grape going through veraison in New York. Syrah and malbec both are in the vineyards at Bedell Cellars.
Focusing specifically on the syrah, Bedell's vineyard manager Dave Thompson says "The season today is about 10 days to two weeks earlier than average -- but it's no indication that we will ripen two weeks earlier. It all depends on what the weather does over the next few weeks. Syrah is typically one of the first to go through veraison and it goes through fast and with lots of drama but it also needs a lot more time to ripen and it one of the latest varieties we harvest. Our vineyard is poised and ready."