There are many wineries where I’ve worked, prior to becoming a consultant. At each one I learned a different segment of the wine business.
While at Kendall-Jackson, I took advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Demonstration Vineyard; which in all fairness was planted pre-K-J, when the facility was Chateau DeBaun. I had an epiphany one day when I took a group of visitors to tour the demonstration garden. It was all very ag oriented, so the concept to take it a step further and photograph each leaf hit like a lightening bolt.
With 26 different cultivars, where else was I going to get this opportunity ever again? Off I went with my camera, after asking permission to snag a leaf from each vine.
What follows is that effort. What’s interesting to note (I picked this up in my viticulture course), red grapes have a more “maple leaf” shape with notches being very evident. White wine grape leaves are more rounded.
For the most part, you’ll notice this to be true. The leaves follow in alphabetical order, with the name of the cultivar under the leave. Enjoy!
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