Hail storm in the vineyard in June in Sonoma

June 13, 2017

Written by Ken Wornick

Backed by 20+ vintages and many dozens of wines produced, Ken is a Sonoma-based wine consultant and founder of Sonocaia Estate Vineyeards, Dysfunctional Family Winery and Hydeout Sonoma.

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The weather on Sunday got a little crazy in Sonoma as a rain and hail storm raced across from Bennett Valley and Kenwood in Sonoma to St Helena in the Napa Valley. Even during the last three very bad drought years, we almost always get a brief spite of rain around mid-summer, often close to the solstice. Here is a short 10-second time lapse video Hail June 2107, viewed from above some olive trees, as the storm moved from west to east. Kenwood is in the far background…

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