Blending with Francois Perrin
Field grafting Picpoul Blanc

Winter Returns to Paso Robles

So, just when we think that we're ready to escape from winter and move onto spring, we're reminded that March in California is tremendously unpredictable.  This morning, we had snow for the second time this winter (after 5 winters with no snow at all).  To celebrate, we made an early-morning trip up to the top of the vineyard.
In the photo (taken by my wife Meghan) you have Eli, complete with green dragon suit, and me dressed as much for winter as happens in California.  Behind us you can see Viognier vines, recently pruned (with the discarded prunings in view at the bottom right).  Stretching away behind us are sections of Grenache Blanc and Marsanne, and in the valley Adelaida Road.  Behind that is Halter Ranch.