First Major Winter Storm Expected for Paso Robles New Year's Weekend
Getting Ready to Plant "Scruffy Hill"

Drying Out

We're drying out here at the vineyard after receiving about 8 inches of rain over three days, culminating with nearly 5 inches on Monday, January 2nd.  Gusts of wind topped 40 miles per hour.  It looks like there was remarkably little damage from such a strong storm; we're seeing only a little erosion on our roads. 

Winter storms like these are normal parts of the Paso Robles climate. Although the vineyard averages about 30 inches of rain a year, it is normal to see the bulk of that in just a handful of storms.