Monday, February 23, 2015


Sunday morning was chilly and we had frost. I noticed a very strong smell of smoke out in the vineyard during the morning walk. High pressure must have kept the smoke from peoples' wood fires close to the ground. In fact, I could see a layer of smoke and fog drifting slowly across the vines.

This section of the vineyard is not yet pruned, but it won't be long now.

The river valley was completely fogged in, but we were pretty much clear up on the heights, as you can see from the photo. Except for the "smog" layer. Today, the high is gone and we have off and on rain.


  1. Reminds you of California (the mid level fog/cloud/smoke eh? Shouldn't those vineyards have been trimmed by now?

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. craig, the pruners seem to have got a late start this year. That, or they started elsewhere and are just now getting to these.


Pour your heart out! I'm listening.