Amazing time of the year as we head into winter. There was really no snow to speak of at the vineyard up until few weeks ago then it came and stuck.
When it snows here the snow comes straight down and piles up even on trellis wires and vine canes.
One of the most amazing things is listening to it fall...it is so quiet here that you can actually hear it hit the ground or trees or vines. And makes for quite the beautiful landscape.
We are checking on the health of the vines. It a bit early to do so but the drought last summer hit some vines hard and we are curious about the health and winter hardiness of the vines.
The drought conditions leave the vines less winter hardy than normal so we are hoping there is no significant cold snaps this winter.