Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening. The young green berries are high in acidity, and hard to the touch. When the color of the berry changes, multiple changes start taking place. The skin becomes thinner, the color turns to purple, and the composition of the acids changes. Also, important for the alcohol level of the future wine, the berry sugar content increases. We're about two months from harvest now. Time to prepare for crush season.
Speaking of that. We ordered a new crusher/destemmer to process the grapes faster once they come in from the vineyard. This will help getting the maximum goodness from our grapes into the wine.