March 2012 is living up to the old saying here in the Dundee Hills. We had snow at the winery on March 1st, but the past couple of days have been absolutely gorgeous, bringing out blooms of all kinds like these happy, yellow daffodils just outside the tasting room.
Don Lange told me that there were some tiny but beautiful white blossoms all over the vineyard, so I went out to see them for myself. I was soon joined by Jack, the cat, who was happy to enjoy the sunshine with me.
It didn’t take long to spot the tiny flowers, as they are all over the vineyard, mainly in-between and around the base of the vines. We are not sure what they are, but they are keeping up the spirits of our vineyard crew as they finish pruning and tying around the estate.
To put into perspective just how small these flowers are, you can barely see them around the base of this vine:
Rain will undoubtedly return soon, but we look forward to more spring weather and eventually bud break on the vines. It came in like a lion, and we hope March will go out like a lamb, just like it is supposed to.