My learning lesson this week in the vineyard: wind damaged vines (grrr). So our new vineyard is in a particular part of Sonoma county that is notorious for it's afternoon winds. Every afternoon with the precision of a Swiss watch, the winds start to blow and then finish their wailing around dusk. The effect of that in May when the canes are growing is cane breakage.
So, I spent an afternoon going row by row (108 rows) to pull off the wind damaged canes (damaged canes breakdown which leads to rot and other potential issues).
Holy eye opening experience from an agricultural side (i.e. how do we prevent this loss in the future?) and from a financial perspective (i.e. how do we prevent this loss in the future?). #vineyardlearning #livingthelife - Serena
Timpano is in the oven, we're sipping on the soon to be released Cartograph blanc de blanc bubbles and we're enjoying this beautiful blue sky as the sun sinks on the final day of 2015. Here's to a wonderful year to come! - Alan & Serena