The vineyard is very quiet in the winter. The vines are dormant and resting. This is shaping up to be one of the warmest, driest winters we’ve ever had here. By now, we usually have had several inches of rain, and we’ve had none, zero, zilch. It’s not too late in the season for us to catch up and get to average rainfall for the year, but while it’s been lovely to spend time outdoors, it sure isn’t good for the crops.