Here we are at the beginning of yet another vineyard season! This year feels different, I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it. This is the first year that I (April) will be leading the charge out here. With the birth of our son, Cash, I have quit my eleven-year career to stay home and take care of the family and ultimately run the vineyard. In years past I focused so heavily on my job at the office that I neglected to learn all that I maybe could have, or should have, at the vineyard. Needless to say, I am extremely excited about it and I just know in my heart that I have made the BEST decision for our family and for myself! Of course, I couldn’t even think about being successful without lots of help from Erik and the support from our awesome family and friends.
Over the past few months we have been very busy prepping for the upcoming season. We have added an additional water well to address the water deficit that has plagued us over the past few years and to supply water to our future home as well. We have now added the double wires to the trellis system allowing the vines to be supported as they grow up and towards the sun and we are working on some general clean up out there as well.
We are very excited to be working with Fritz Westover as our vineyard consultant this year. Fritz has a wealth of knowledge and brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. We strongly believe working with him will get us exactly where we need to be, and that with his help and our history of lessons learned, we will finally enjoy our first successful harvest this year! 2017 is looking bright out here at Good Vibe Vineyards!