December is the month when we traditionally begin pruning.
December 10 – We found a snake’s skin in the vineyards.
December 12 – The cover crop continues to grow.
December 17 – A date that I will remember for a very long time. After visiting this vineyard (above), which was up for sale, we decided to do something crazy (given the economic times): we took out a second mortgage so that we could buy it. It’s one hectare in size and is not suitable for tractors. We’ll be spending a lot of time in this vineyard over the next few years.
December 19 – Temperatures have dropped below freezing but we continue to prune like there’s no tomorrow.
December 20 – Tomorrow always comes sometimes it amazes you with its beauty.
December 22 – Our children get a taste of the work that awaits them in a few years.