Steady as she goes for our vines this week; our Lytton Springs vine has been pruned, and is now settling back into its pre-spring routine, whereas our Monte Bello vine is still to go under the clippers; I’m told we’re about two weeks away at this point, but stay tuned!
And in just writing the sentence above, it occurs to me that every time I write about these lovely vines, I get irritated about how to refer to them: “it” seems far too impersonal, almost demeaning, but arbitrarily assigning gender seems odd; is one a she, the other a he? Are they both male? Both female?
And to just keep calling them “vine” seems kind of … well … boring. The vine did this, the vine did that …
So, perhaps we should give them names?
And perhaps we should have YOU give them names?
In fact, perhaps we should have a CONTEST for you to give them names?
Just look …
Shall you name them? Should we have a contest? Would YOU win?
Please stay tuned as we follow our lovely vines through the 2013 vintage!
We’re onlyfour weeks in so far, but 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)