Mother Nature supplied us with ample amounts of rainfall recently.
As many as 9 inches fell at the Wine Cave. Our vines are growing like gangbusters. With 30,000 vines on property, some of them have to be replaced from time to time. Vineyard workers are replanting some Syrah and Merlot varieties this spring to ensure the highest standards of grape quality, always.
Meanwhile, Mark and his crew are working hard to keep up with grass growth.
While the property is 215 acres overall, we have 30 acres of vines, interspersed with grass rows, and dozens of acres of open grass fields.
Mowing the grass is no simple task. When we mow the vineyard property, it is tantamount to driving 60 miles - roughly the distance between our vineyard and Washington, D.C. It also takes two to three days to accomplish, depending on the experience level of the mower operator.
There is always work to be done at the winery and vineyard!