The vineyard is not only the womb wherein the grape is cultured and nurtured, it is also where the wine is born, at the very moment when the clippers separates the bunch from the vine. From that time on it is up to the winemaker to take the fruit, to coax it, develop it into becoming a mature wine. One with stature, maturity and respect.
But vineyards are not only to be enjoyed during the harvest, at the end of summer when the leaves start to brown. In the spring they abound with wildflowers, in winter, even when covered in snow, they are stark reminders of nature's beauty.
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