June Gloom Means… Etiolation, Festivals, Music!


June means June Gloom, the start of summer, school’s out, grads and dads, lots of festivals, concerts in the park and wineries!

In the vineyard, because California received an unusual amount of rain and had so much cloud cover and May Gray and June Gloom this spring, this means grape vines reaching toward the unavailable sun grew elongated and weak. What at first might seem like vigorous growth is not always the case.

When vines stretch like this toward the sun, it means etiolation.

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