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Hello February!



As the long month of January finally ends, I find myself beginning to feel restless and long for the sunshine on my face. The plants are green, the weeds are popping up in every crevice, throughout the lawn, and everywhere they should not be. After a season of rest, rehabilitation for this aging body, it is vital to look ahead and see the emerging spring time peeking through the clouds. The groundhog announced today that we will have an early spring and for that I am grateful.

 

Looking forward to February and March, we will begin to prepare the vineyards, the grounds for a fertile and high yielding season. Gardening will become once again a vital part of the nightly routine and the need for water will once again be necessary as the sun beats down on our small vineyard.

 

One thing we are committing to this year, is to take time and reflect on our achievements before we  begin to plan on what’s next. This past year was difficult for me personally,  as I lost my mother and recovered from two physical bones breaking at different times.

 

 It was also the time we created our first red blend, the Reunion,  from scratch. Last week, we found out we won a Gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle for the Reunion. Although many wineries win gold, or double gold and enter contests throughout the region, this year was our first to enter and our first to win. It took us a bit to get the blend right, yet the first trial, the first sip of the current blend was always the winner during trials.

 

With a fresh lense, it is vital to look at 2024 as an opportunity to continue to nurture our wine community and grow and strengthen our roots. We are hoping you are ready to come along with our journey and help this little gem, shine. A garden, a vineyard, a winery needs many hands for a fruitful harvest. Are you ready? Hang on for the ride. Hello, sunshine.Hello February!

 

As the long month of January finally comes to an end, I find myself beginning to feel restless and long for the sunshine on my face. The plants are green, the weeds are popping up in every crevice, throughout the lawn, and everywhere they should not be. After a season of rest, rehabilitation for this aging body, it is vital to look ahead and see the emerging spring time peeking through the clouds. The groundhog announced today that we will have an early spring and for that I am grateful.

 

Looking forward to February and March, we will begin to prepare the vineyards, the grounds for a fertile and high yielding season. Gardening will become once again a vital part of the nightly routine and the need for water will once again be necessary as the sun beats down on our small vineyard.

 

One thing we are committing to this year, is to take time and reflect on our achievements before we  begin to plan on what’s next. This past year was difficult for me personally,  as I lost my mother and recovered from two physical bones breaking at different times.

 

 It was also the time we created our first red blend, the Reunion,  from scratch. Last week, we found out we won a Gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle for the Reunion. Although many wineries win gold, or double gold and enter contests throughout the region, this year was our first to enter and our first to win. It took us a bit to get the blend right, yet the first trial, the first sip of the current blend was always the winner during trials.

 

With a fresh lense, it is vital to look at 2024 as an opportunity to continue to nurture our wine community and grow and strengthen our roots. We are hoping you are ready to come along with our journey and help this little gem, shine. A garden, a vineyard, a winery needs many hands for a fruitful harvest. Are you ready? Hang on for the ride. Hello, sunshine.

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