As I write this we have just experienced the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This morning we woke up to a very beautiful Vermont sunrise and it is no exaggeration to say that it filled me with optimism. Because now, each day will get longer. Yes, in Oregon we still have 4 or more months of the grey and drizzly to get through, but we also get to experience the evolution of the 2023 vintage wines and will shortly begin imagining how they go together to create our different wines. As that is happening, bud break will occur and then the excitement of a new vintage will begin. Best of all, we have the excitement of a New Year with all of you to look forward to. Thank you all for your friendship and support. We look forward to seeing how the new year unfolds together.