The 2013 harvest was a winemaker’s dream. The weather was ideal, fruit was sound, quantity was plentiful and quality was top-notch. It was also one of the driest seasons on record. Overall, winter was fairly mild and spring bud break was normal with little to no concern of frost. The summer growing season was marked by moderate temperatures making for exceptionally good harvest conditions. Though there were a few heat spikes in early summer, they were followed by moderate temperatures in July, August and September allowing all varietals to achieve optimal ripeness levels.