Wow, the Christmas season is upon us! The vineyard is into winter, with the dirt bermed on the vine rows, winter covering planted, irrigation winterized, and pruning begun. The wintering birds are with us. Owls and coyotes fill the night with their songs, and the sounds of hawks and bluebirds provide daytime melodies. We brought in some lovely cedar for Christmas decorations. The tree is lit, and family and friends are gathering. Extra wood is piled, which was another autumn task, as we observed the particularly cold and wet winter that some sources forecasted. Our hearts are full with the opportunity to enjoy each day in the vineyard and the year ahead. We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season and many blessings in the year to come!