Adam, our Vineyard Manager, is getting the final maintenance tasks taken care of.

He is also hand pruning the new Maple Woods vineyard so that the trunks are straight and each vine has two arms at the high wire. This is particularly important because we will start machine pruning these vines as early as 2018 and they have to be consistent or the pruning machine will cut them up pretty badly.

Finally, Adam will be conducting interviews for one more full-time member of the vineyard team and generally getting ready for the first day orientation of his 2017 vineyard crew on February 27.