Well, we’re about two weeks out from bud break, and the vines have not failed to grow as aggressively as we’ve come to expect. These photos were taken in the Rody Vineyard (which is planted in early Muscat and Muller-Thurgau vines), a subset of the larger Home Ranch. We expect to see the early Muscat to bloom, well, earlier than our other varieties, and this year has proven no different. When the canopy is fully-grown Muscat’s leaves have a trademark ruddy orange-green color, which is already in-evidence and augurs the golden-yellow color of their grapes. Our other vineyards aren’t quite this far along, but roughly-speaking this is fairly representative of where our other vineyards at in their life cycle. With the commencement of full and aggressive growth of our vines, the 2019 season can be said to be underway. So, here we go again.