Rain, rain! We love you! Finally, some excellent, soaking rain over the past 10 days. The vineyard is happy! We have flowing creeks, full ponds, happy birds, and happier farmers. Fall is just around the corner. We can tell, with some muscadines turning and a few just ripe enough to sample. Sugargate will be coming on first, we hope by the first of September. Next will be Carlos, then Noble. Ed is getting the harvest equipment oiled and in good repair. We feel a little like athletes getting the gear ready for the race. Anticipation!