For our Week 7 edition of #VineWatch13, I have something quite cool to share; a close-up look at a very cool vineyard procedure known as In-Row Tilling!
Full disclaimer, the footage below was shot at our Geyserville vineyards (meaning, it’s not of our specific Lytton Springs vine), but as it technically still constitues “watching” vines, I’m going to share anyhow, because it’s cool!
Now, don’t go thinking we’ve forgotten our friend at Lytton Springs! Shall we have a lil’ looksee?
My lord, what a beautiful creature …
As to things here at Monte Bello, the fog has most definitely returned, as has the cold! I took the opportunity to hike up the mountain a ways this morning, and the particulate matter of the mist was prickly enough to give one pause as to the possiblity of a snowflake or two!
Being, as I was, up the slopes a bit, I took the liberty of snappin’ some snaps on my way back down, to give a bit of perspective as to where our lovely vine is nestled …
Please stay tuned as we follow our lovely vines through the 2013 vintage!
We’re seven weeks in to-date, and for a quick look back, please enjoy the links below:
(if you’re following #RidgeVineyards on Twitter, you can also track VineWatch 2013 by specifically filtering for the following hashtag: #VineWatch13)