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In the vineyard now, the sun shines most of the time and sometimes it burns the skin we hid away all winter. The hills begin to brown, first on the more exposed slopes and eventually all across. In contrast to the dying grass the vine shoots can easily grow an inch a day. Everything is changing.
Feels pretty good!
On the vine shoots we can see the flower buds that will soon bloom and set the grapes that will become our 2011 wines. While we can’t really predict the crop from here we can’t help ourselves. Most shoots have two good sized clusters and everything looks clean.
Looks pretty good!
Shooting across Highway 505 and up 5 to Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Company in Orland. The sun was shining bright and the grass was green, swaying and dotted with cows, sheep and goats. Snow was patchy and beautiful on the higher peaks of the coast range.
After a little searching we found Tim Pedrozo and his cheese maker (Brian). We were touring Tim’s farmstead cheese making facility and picking up cheese they had bathed in three of our wines. We shared stories of wine and cheese making and the excitement we all had for our products. We live in an amazing area of food producers.
After the cheese we went to meet the girls (cows). They were out munching green grass and ambled up to greet us. What a kick. What a fun day. Come on to the tasting room and pick up some of the cheese we brought back. Very good!