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Veraison in grapes, what is it?

Its an incredible time of year, veraison, when we start to see the color appearing in the grapes, it is the transition from berry growth to berry ripening and is a physiological stage in the grapevines life cycle that is also shown by a change in both the appearance and hardness of the grape.

Grape size

During this phase the size of the grape is set, smaller berries are favoured in order to make high quality wine as there is a better ‘skin to juice’ ratio which combines to give the wine a better structure and concentration of flavor.

Do all grapes ripen together?

Not all grapes bunches ripen at the same time, it could be that some bunches that look like they will not ripen will be removed in order to further aid ripening of all the other bunches.





Running the Farm estate of Mandorlaie is my full time job, ensuring that the grapevines, olive trees and vegetable garden is all healthy and producing excellent organic products for our clients. We produce Organic extra virgin Olive Oil and Organic wines which you can buy online.