20 Jan 2014 Life in the Vineyard
Even as the dense fog envelops Stag Hollow, Mark begins the first step of the vineyard cycle, pruning. The young Tempranillo is first, a seemingly easy job of snipping small stems to several buds. Yet there is always more to do: remove unwanted buds (snip), pick the best two of last year’s canes, with the best position, per plant. The rest are cut.
Today was a stellar day, especially after so many days with dense fog at 35 F, a very unusual weather pattern to continue so long.