There is always work to be done on the vineyard, even late into the evening. The next BIG job is pruning. No machines for our family operations of about 6000 vines. All hand pruning. We will be starting in the next few weeks and my hands are aching already just thinking about it! Still this work amongst the vines gives opportunity for reflection and renewal and for me, a strong feeling of connection to the land and to time through the cycle of the passing seasons.