Things are heating up

Not only is the weather getting warmer but things are moving along with the winery. I have started farming a small block of Zinfandel in Alegria Vineyards that I plan to make wine from this year. Currently I am pruning the vines which I find quite relaxing. Seven of the twenty-three rows are complete. There is some rain forecast for this weekend and next week which means that I will likely paint the open wounds to prevent fungal diseases like Eutypa Dieback.

Also starting to see some sap flow in the vines which means they are starting to wake up from their winter nap.

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Barrel tasting is the next two weekends and I will help out at Acorn Winery as much as I can.

Have also been working on the business plan, trademarks, etc for the winery. As soon as the proposed winery name is approved, I will discuss more.

Cheers!
T