There is a song titled, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  It’s about Christmas, which has its

obvious attributes, but I think Harvest is my favorite time of the year.  Harvest is a time of absolute clarity.  It can be like drinking from a fire hose, especially when you’re trying to coordinate picking at multiple vineyards or for multiple client wineries, but Harvest is the clear priority.  Everything else falls by the wayside, except for milestone family events (you know who you are).  As an adult, that kind of clarity is rare, and a bit of a luxury.  Usually, we have multiple pressing issues vying for our attention, but if you are a winegrower, for about a month a year, one thing matters above all else – harvesting grapes.  For that clarity, that singleness of purpose, I am grateful.- Bill Sweat, Proprietor