This truly is the most exciting and labor intensive time of year. The grape grower works all year beginning with pruning, then extra prayers in the spring, nurturing the vines, diligent maintenance, then begins the ripening. All of the sudden we all feel like farmers and want to be in the vineyard. It is amazing to see the beautiful fruit hanging from the vines. It doesn’t matter if you are 3 or 93 years old. Eating a grape from the vine fills your heart with grounding satisfaction. It is a pretty great time of year, and it only lasts about a month!