A Welcome Frost

We had a lot of calls today with questions about the cold weather and the vineyard. We posted two weeks ago that it is bedtime for the vineyard. And with yesterday morning's temperatures hovering between 30 and 32 and this morning's 29 degrees, it just kicked the vines into the dormant season. The last few weeks everybody was complaining about gnats, mosquitoes and flies - luckily now they will all be gone. It is good for the vines if we can maintain 30 or 40 days of near freezing temperatures throughout the winter. For everything else, we don't want the temperatures to dip into the low 20's ever. Our young olives look really good, but they're truly sensitive to the temperature when it goes below 25. Bundle up and enjoy the fresh weather.