Syrah (Trellis) Soon To Be Delivered to the Crusher
8-15-2008 Hot Summer Days
Pruning debris - Spring Chores
Unloading the Pruning debris for burning
Leafing out and shoot development on head trained Grenache
Syrah growth up through the wires in the trellis
Jumble of shoots to be thinned to two shoots per spur
Roses at the end of the row
Heavy growth and leafing in the Grenache
Grapes development on the Viognier
Heavy load on the Mourvedre that will be thinned in August
Every Vineyard needs a Patio to Entertain and Enjoy the View
Lower Vineyard 8-1-2008
Syrah Going Deep Purple
Tasty Syrah Just Begging For Bird Attacks
Upper Vineyard from the Front Yard - Mostly Syrah with some Viognier
Roses at the End of Each Row
Candace's Flowers at 'Chateau Lightner'
One of My Fearless Kite-Birds Protecting the Vineyard
Head Trained Mourvedre Slowly Ripening
A Sure Sign Harvest will Begin in the Morning
Steep Slopes and Hard Work - Viva Los Hombres
Upper Vineyard Bounty Mixed with the Viognier
Tomorrow the Journey Begins from Quality Grape to Fine Wine
Lower Vineyard Bounty/Sophie Supervising
Nine Bins Total - About 2.5 Tons - Ready for Their Journey
Late Fall Day in the Vineyard
Grenache with Good Deep Colors
Fall Rain on Saturday
Mourvedre and Rapidly Turning Leaves
The Harvest of Mourvedre
Fall Mourvedre Bounty
Josh Delivering the Grapes to the Crusher/Destemmer
Carrie Adding Sulfites After Crush, Isa, Marin, and Carrie's Father Tom Cooper - Its a Family Affair
Let's not Forget Ron who Planted my Grapes, Advises me Every Step of the Way, Harvests them, and Gets them to the Winery
THE END OF THE SEASON, BUT OH WHAT A GLORIOUS END
Gimp Boy - Working in the Vineyard can be Dangerous - Ruptured Patellar Tendon in a fall in the vineyard
FIRST BIG STORM - 2'
THESE are Mountain Grapes.
Chateau Lightner - If my knee was not injured I would have been riding my board in the vineyard.
Lightner Vineyards/Chateau Lightner
Sunburn in the Syrah
Sunburned and Shriveled Syrah Lef Hanging After Harvest. Sad.
Shatter in the Grenache
Kite-Bird flying in the wind to keep the ravenous birds our of the ripening grapes
In this troubled world with all its competing problems, someone has to keep the cats out of the vineyard.
2-19-2011 Happy Birthday Steve