November 01st, 2012

In viticulture (grape-growing), veraison is the onset of ripening.


The term is originally French (véraison / veʀɛzɔ̃), but has been adopted into English use. The official definition of veraison is “change of color of the grape berries”.[1] Veraison represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening, and many changes in berry development occur at veraison.

A small bit of information about Veraison and a look at some of the vineyards we source from for Cinder. Cinder is located 5 minutes from downtown Boise, Idaho and we get all our grapes from the Snake River Valley AVA, which is located in Southwest Idaho and Southeast Oregon. In this clip our winemaker, Melanie Krause, walks a couple of the vineyards we source from and sees that some of the sections set aside for us our going through “Veraison”. Enjoy!