Grapevine growth cycle


The key stages in the grapevine growth cycle

Budbreak (April) : Buds open

Visible clusters : First hint of clusters

Distinct clusters (May) : Separation of clusters

Flowering (June) : The vine blooms. Flowering lasts less than one week

Setting of the vine (June) : Transformation of flowers into tiny berries

Closing of the cluster (July) : Cluster becomes more dense, berries increase in size

Veraison (August) : Berries become translucent

Maturation – harvest (September) : Grapes are ready to be harvested

Shedding of leaves (November)

Dormant period

grapevine growth cycle


One year in the Cognac vineyard

One year in the Cognac vineyard