When the snow starts to fly and the cold descends on wine country , green and lush vineyards are replaced with snowy graveyards with brown rows of fruitless sticks reaching for the sky,
I can't believe that another growing season is under our belts and that harvest is actually over. We are in a constant tug of war with mother nature ( and yes , naturally , she always wins) . Whether it is rain, which we had plenty of at the beginning of summer, or hail which we also had in the Spring, every growing season is remarkably different. We have had heat waves that threatened to dry out our vines to pea sized hail, to torrentail downpours that practically drowned the vines all in a span of two years.
One thing that I can say for sure is that growing grapes is never boring! It is a good thing that we love what we do and we wouldn't trade it for the world. Once winter arrives, and harvest is under our belts, all of wine country breaths a collective sigh of relief.
2017 was a fun year despite the nail biting weather ups and downs. We met so many wonderful new people and forged new friendships with new Back 10 Wine Fans and we also launched our new Wine Club, Tenfold that has been a wonderful success, so thank you!
We look forward to everything that 2018 will bring, as long as Mother Nature behaves ;-) We will continue to be open on weekends only throughout the winter, or by appointment if you are in need of a little Back 10 .
We wish everyone Happy Holidays and all the best for 2018!
See you in the Tasting Bungalow!
Christina & Andrew Brooks