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Seasons of Life

Written By Alecia Moore 24 Aug 2021
Seasons of Life
Looks like we’re gonna need to keep drinking, folks. 

As we near the end of summer, a new school year begins, and harvest is just around the corner. In a world full of so many unknowns, there are always things to be grateful for. 

2021 has been an interesting year so far, hasn’t it? 

We find ourselves headed back into a drought, with only 8 inches of rainfall to date. However, our vines are strong and have decided to produce a beautiful crop regardless. 
We’ve just finished leafing, and fruit thinning in places. Our own-rooted Cab Franc will be in its 5th leaf this year, and we will finally get our hands on that coveted fruit. I have been very patiently awaiting this momentous occasion. 

We are home to many freshly planted beneficial flowers and plants, along the corridor of Petit Verdot and Cab Franc, to introduce more beneficial insects around the farm. Plants like California buckwheat, Purple Sage, Canyon Sunflower, Monkey Flower and Flannel Bush. 
The kids and I have been sampling the Sauvignon Blanc fruit this week, and my little super taster Jameson has identified fresh nectarine notes. That means it’s close. 

As the seasons of my Father’s life come to a close, I reflect on the regeneration of life everywhere, on the simplicity and raw beauty of nature, and the cycles and the seasons that continue all around us. 
He will leave this earthly plane a little better than he found it, more full of love, and we hope to do the same. 

Thank you always for taking this journey with us. For being a part of our story. And for letting us be a part of yours.