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Coastal Chardonnay bud break late

March 28, 2013

While bud break was earlier in the San Joaquin, it was as much as two weeks later than last year in the Central Coast vineyards of Laetitia Vineyard and Winery near Arroyo Grande, Calif. By the third week of March, the shoots of Chardonnay vines on lighter textured soils had pushed out an inch or less.