Happenings at Winderlea | Welcome Back!

Happenings at Winderlea | Welcome Back!

Team Update Where do we start? We have so much to share with you. Since you were here last…. We’ve had bud break in the vineyard Celie (beloved labradoodle) turned 13 and 2 other members of our team had signature birthdays in April and May of (50) and (70). Any...
Business as a Force for Climate Action

Business as a Force for Climate Action

So, I will admit I’m freaking out a bit more about Climate Change these days more than usual (and I was already freaking out quite a lot).  Rolling Stone Magazine recently dedicated an entire issue to the topic, and honestly, if we don’t do something FAST,...
Business as a Force for Climate Action

Finding the Bright Side

As a native New Englander I’m accustomed to changeable weather, whether or not Mark Twain ever commented on it.  Interestingly, most of the regions we’ve lived in have adopted that quote as their own (If you don’t like the weather in Missouri...

A Sunny Reward Post Harvest

As I write this I am sitting in my living room with the sun shining on my face while my field of vision is of blue skies over ribbons of fog in the valley.  Closer in, the last yellow and orange grape leaves are hanging on in the vineyard.  The last ten days or so...
A Little Coaxing to Gain Complexity in 2019

A Little Coaxing to Gain Complexity in 2019

This has been an interesting vintage.  Moderate Summer temperatures were punctuated by rain to create the conditions for powdery mildew and botrytis.  The vineyard teams worked hard to keep the vineyard clean, spraying to lower the disease pressure and removing...

A Great History Comes With Challenges

Donna and I have spent the Christmas holiday in North Carolina with my parents.  They are in their late eighties now and dealing with many of the challenges that accompany longevity.  It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of their aging, but as the...
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