Sitting inside watching the “we need it” rain come down and prepare the soil for early spring growth. The buds of some grape varieties have already started growing and most of the fruit trees have blossomed. We are once again at the beginning of a season and anticipation is high. As soon as I write that it sounds redundant, seems I am always looking with hopeful expectation. We are pruning, we are harvesting, we are blending, we are bottling and we are meeting people. The list goes on. In this season of rebirth it is, perhaps, easier to get excited but reasons are always there. Pay attention to the things around you (they are wonderful) and welcome the future.