Andy had a great idea a few weeks ago. Actually that’s not the interesting thing. Andy has great ideas at the rate of dozens per day. What’s interesting is that this was a great idea that was actually easily doable. Andy’s a Big Thinker. So usually his ideas run along the ideas of: “Let’s roast a whole ox and invite all our friends around”, or “Wouldn’t it be neat if we started a winery.”

So Andy’s doable idea was for me to pick just one of our vines and take its portrait every week from first bud to harvest. It’s only been a few weeks and already the project is fascinating.

For your edification, I submit Vine Two of Row Six of the Upper Vineyard (mostly Cabernet).

Here is our featured vine back on the 4th of April when buds and leaves were just starting:

By April 19th, growth had significantly sped up.

Now by May 4th, even with unseasonably cold and rainy weather, look at the growth.

Next month, I think we’ll be amazed at the progress. Watch this space.

In the meantime, here’s a link to the whole set on Flickr.