Not everyone may get as excited as we do about this photo. The field is prepped, the irrigation lines have been laid and we’re about to plant baby Pinot Noir vines that will (hopefully) grow into something wonderful. Planting a new vineyard is expensive, exhausting but also surprisingly romantic. Every vineyard develops its own unique character; it’s like planting a friend. It will be years until we can finally satisfy our curiosity about how wine from these grapes will taste… sigh… patience is difficult.