The last few weeks have been full of action at the winery. We have seen the grapes double in size and start to look like real grapes. I took a picture earlier this week and it posted to Facebook showing the amazing growth of the vines and the grapes. Also posted on Facebook was a conversation about how to keep bugs, especially beatles, from crawling up my pants. This was found to be a common problem for people that work on farms and also hike the outdoors. The solution that came out this conversation was a very stylish one; by wearing crew socks and long pants, and then pulling the crew socks over the pants so the bugs are unable to crawl up.
The winery is alive on weekends now that it is open to the public. People from all walks of life like wine, and want to experience it right at the winery. In the past few weekends we have seen every kind of car and horse. For example, I have seen everything from bikers riding Harley's, to chauffeurs driving limos. I have found that a lot of the people who are coming in want to talk with someone that knows about the grounds and like to be shown and told about the various parts of the winery. These parts include the cave, the chai or the bottling room, all of which are very high tech.
Stay tuned for more from intern Tim.