The first six months of 2015 in the vineyard – a photographic journey:
Pruning the canes.
The fruit is continuing to develop. To see an actual crop of grapes emerge, fill out, and ripen on the vines is exciting. Our friends, whom I make walk up and down the rows, every time they come over, may not agree, but they put up with my “want-to-be-a-farmer” quirks. (Thankfully.) They do draw the line at viewing the bat house on the back of the barn beside the last row of Merlot. Funny, they don’t seem to care a bit how great a fertilizer bat guano is. Redemption comes at the end of the tour with pulling a cork and sipping a glass of wine on the deck. Gotta love summer!