When we’re out of town, ask Mother Nature. She poured 6” of rain on Howell Mountain in May. It’s very unusual for Napa Valley to get any rain in May. It’s an unusual year. [gallery size="large" columns="2" link="none" ids="51569,51570"] This is bud break. The colorful buds are...Read More
Growing Cabernet Sauvignon in a 2 acre vineyard on Howell Mountain is very labor intensive. The only work done by machine is the mowing of the permanent cover crop that grows between each row of vines.
Although we have a vineyard manager, we do much of the unskilled vineyard work ourselves. This work keeps us physically active, sensitive to the demands on farm workers, and in touch with what’s going on in our vineyard year to year.
Periodically, we send emails to our subscribers with photos and explanations of the work we’re doing in the vineyard and updates on the growing season. Scroll down to see the emails we sent to subscribers in the past. If you’re not already a subscriber, we encourage you to become one. You’ll begin receiving our emails and announcements without any obligation to buy.