We’re behind on posts, but not on activity!
Along with barrel tastings, completing and submitting multiple applications to no fewer than five government entities (and paying the corresponding fees), and starting the planning process for converting the barn into a tasting room/winery space, we’ve been keeping our vineyard manager Gordon busy too.
Gordon’s been plowing and tilling the field, as well as ordering the soil amendments we need to give our soon-to-be-planted grapevines the most ideal soil conditions possible. He’s also plotted out for almost 70 rows of vine plantings. Our “sticks” (Pommard and 667 Pinot clones) should be arriving sometime in the next two weeks, so Gordon has measured out and marked each row with an alternating pattern of yellow, pink and orange flags in the field. It looks like this: