Patience was a virtue in 2018. An ideal growing season culminating with a long, slow-paced harvest, the 2018 vintage exhibited larger grape clusters with overall yields much closer to the State’s normal averages. This marks a change from the last several vintages which exhibited lower yields due to drought conditions. The 2018 growing season, for many, began in late February and was marked by showers in March and April, pushing the timing of bloom back to what is considered a more “normal” time. The rains also provided adequate moisture for good canopy growth well into the growing season.