If you've been reading my blog for the past three years then you probably noticed my lack of grape and vineyard photos this summer. No daily updates and photos of how any number of different bunches of grapes were ripening. No videos or photos of the harvest. 2020 has been a difficult year in so… Continue reading The Wrath of Mother Nature
To all the grapes they didn't pick I see you hanging on the vines It makes me very sad It isn't that you're bad I wish you had become some wines. (Sung to the tune "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" by Willie Nelson)
We've all heard the saying, 'It's what's inside that counts.' Well, that is especially true with grapes it seems. A couple of days ago on my morning walk, I decided to go see if my favorite bunch of grapes (and their friends) had been picked yet. As I walked along the end of the rows… Continue reading A Palette of Grapes Didn’t Make The Cut
It is harvest time here in the vineyard. A busy time for all of the staff and temporary staff that are brought in to help. When I am finishing my walk in the morning, they are heading out to one of the plots to start the handpicking of the grapes. Most of the grapes are… Continue reading The Sun Rises on the Grape Harvesting Machine
Farewell September! I've enjoyed our time together. Until next time...