While many have asked how this cold affects our vineyards, rest assured they’re in a nice, hibernating slumber, so let Mr. Frost do his worst! In another month when bud-break begins is when the frost can be dangerous and the cold temperatures can damage the vines. That’s when poor Dave Vella, our tireless vineyard manager, sleeps with alarms by his bed to alert him when the temperature drops to 35 degrees. When it does, he wakes up, heads into the vineyard and fires up the fans and smudge pots to heat the vines because the temperature is too low!
In the meantime, stay warm, dry, and snuggle up with a good glass of red wine to warm up the soul.