I’m in the winery early on this rainy September morning – a rarity for California, and one of those small challenges we face as farmers and winemakers as it can set back harvest schedules as vineyards (hopefully) dry out, and fruit (hopefully!!) doesn’t plump up too much – doing punchdowns and taking daily readings of fermentation tanks to make sure that things are moving in the direction they should. I love this morning routine; it connects me deeply to the annual mission of producing Beauty, and it usually sets me up for a productive day. New post on Wine Saves Lives!
In the Middle of the Night, Thinking of Wine
I was awoken in the middle of the night last night by a vision of the life I live — one that is beholden to the fates of Nature