It’s that time of year again where the seasons battle it out. The bitter cold has retreated and an occasional warm spell melts away its legacy. Those of us who work the vineyards know that this time of year has two beginnings. A beginning to the end of the cold and snow-covered vines who lie still and asleep. And the very beginning to the approaching growing season. It is now that we prune the vineyard. Time to remove old and winter-damaged wood and time to tame the veracious growth habit of the vines.
It’s officially “Sweater Weather”, the true “Goldie Locks” state of the Midwest where the temperature feels “just right”. With the emergence of