I went through the vineyard and checked every graft in order to get a feeling for how everything went. In general the development has been much slower than last year. There are some of the buds that have broken in the last few days, 7 weeks after grafting. This is much slower than last year. Especially the South Block with the Chardonnay is much slower and less vigorous than the rest.
Here is an example of the graft that is 7 weeks old and just now had bud break. In the Chardonnay block it was poor performance all over, but it looks like it could still improve with more bud break happening later.
The re-grafted 8 vines are not looking good, only 4 of them are looking good. 144 vines were grafted and 20 are not looking good now, that is an 86% success rate right now.
100 vines grafted and 10 are not looking good, 90%.
Some of the grafts seem to have taken well initially but then dried out and not successful.
Foxtrot 115 Clone
We grafted 624 vines and 44 of them are now not looking good but the rest are looking fine. This would be a success rate of 92.9%. It had quite a lot of suckers that we took away around June 8.
This area also have some grafts that just had bud break. But most of them had quite extensive growth both of grafts and suckers.
39 questionable out of 527 grafts. That would be 92.6%. Very vigorous growth.
This is not looking good at the moment but I am hoping that there will be more bud break happening later. Very sparse growth and not that much suckers. Most of the bud break has happened in the past few weeks, 7 weeks after the grafting?!
Right now we have 848 grafts and 275 not successful (at least not yet) for a 67.6% success.
Clone 95: problems with 22 of 147 for 85%
Clone 72: Problems with 45 of 152 for 70.4%
Clone 548: Problems with 132 of 334 for 60.5%
Clone 75: Problems with 76 of 215 for 64.7%
Hopefully this will improve in the next few weeks/