A Different Kind of â€śBlock Partyâ€ť: Summer in the Vineyard
As the weather heats up, so does activity in the vineyard. Block by block, Raymond Reyes keeps a close watch as the grapes begin to change color, mature and develop into ripe clusters. Each vineyard has its own timeline, and each block within the vineyard expresses a unique maturation rate.
Crafting elegant sparkling and still wines is truly a year-round labor of love, and few understand this as much as Raymond Reyes, Director of Winegrowing at Domaine Chandon. As the man in charge of Chandonâ€™s crop and land management, he spends the damp, chilly winter months wandering the hillsides of our various appellations, leading highly trained pruning teams and devising a plan to ensure each vintage reaches its full potential.