Vineyard Diary (updated 2-24-07)

A cold but historically dry January has given way to seasonably cool temperatures and much-needed winter rainfall in Februrary.  These conditions should conspire to keep the grape plants dormant for a few more weeks and allow us to perform much-needed maintenance operations in the vineyard.  Today we completed the critical winter pruning operation that is a key part of controlling yield, and weed control was completed last week.  We continue the never-ending process of rock picking along with grading and erosion control.