The Magic of Mustard in the Vineyards
Every year, towards the end of winter, many Sonoma County vineyards come alive with a brilliant carpet of mustard beneath the bare grapevine trunks. The first time someone sees the landscape, it’s mesmerizing. Mustard is more than just a feast for the eyes, it’s a feast for the vines. It thrives just until bud break, when it is turned under to mulch and provides valuable nutrients to the emerging grape plants.
To view the mustard, simply pick an area that’s deeply populated with wineries and vineyards, and look out your car window.