New, long-lasting metal stakes and support wires in the new vineyard parcel.
The new parcel is planted with sauvignon blanc. I asked one of the guys about it and he gave me a quick lesson on how to tell the varietals apart by looking at their leaves. I'm not sure I could pass a test, but I have a better idea now of the differences between sauvignon, côt, and gamay, three of the varietals that are planted out back. There is also some cabernet out there somewhere, but I'm not sure where. Not to mention the small parcels of pineau d'aunis and grolleau. I have a long way to go.