Adam, our Vineyard Manager, is getting the final maintenance tasks done now before we start pruning on February 27. That includes work on some equipment (there is always something that needs attention) like electrical pruners, fixing a leaking cylinder on our harvester, repairing (or maybe replacing) the dash display on one of our tractors, and doing a final clean-up of all three vineyard shops. In the new vineyard at Maple Woods, Adam is tying up the arms on vines to make sure they have the correct general shape before we prune.
Finally, we are actively hiring two or three people who will work full-time starting on February 27 and are starting to look for a full-time summer worker.
The start of pruning on February 27 will be here before we know it. We are getting geared up to get a fast start!