October 20, 2008:

Perhaps nothing defines the rhythms of a winemaker’s life like the relentless cadence of the seasons, bound not by walls and controlled atmosphere but by the sky and what she brings on a daily basis. It is my goal this year to give you a brief taste of what a winemaker’s life brings, in the vineyard and in the cellar, season by season. Perhaps the most frequent question I am asked is, “when is your busy season?” I always shrug with a smile at the complexity of it all. I will let you be the judge as you read, but all I can say is that when you are blessed with having your work be your passion, “busy” is simply “being.”