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Blog of Bell Springs Winery
Nothing represents spring in Texas better the bluebonnets blooming across the Texas Hill Country. I am reminded that Spring means almost the perfect weather in Texas and that for a few short months, we will enjoy pleasant temps well below the 90's (and 100's) of July and August.
In the winery, Spring represents lots of bottling and getting ready for the upcoming harvest. Bud break in the vineyard happened in early March this year for us and when the temps started to dip, we hoped it wouldn't freeze and cause damage to this upcoming harvest. We still aren't out of the woods yet as early April hasn't been our friend in several years past. Many tanks are empty and spring cleaning in the winery has begun. Maintenance on pumps, tanks, and other machinery is in full force. We are in regular communication with our growers across the state to understand which varietals are doing well and where a surplus or shortfall may be, in order to make sure we will have enough fruit to make enough wine for 2017.
In the tasting room, Spring means increased traffic compared to the winter months. The improvements we make in Winter should show that they were well thought out. Not all, but most! Live music moves from being cozy inside to plenty of space on the patio every Saturday. It seems that with Spring in the Texas Hill Country, everyone smiles more, spends more time outdoors, and genuinely loves to be out tasting Hill Country Wines.
For us at Bell Springs, we wanted to take a minute and share our reflections of Spring in the Texas Hill Country. We can't think of a better place to live, work, and meet new people. We hope you agree. See you soon!