Another amazing weekend in the country! Just like the weekend before Christmas, it's Groundhog Day! It's deja vu all over again! It's Snowmas! It's the Snowpocalypse! I am getting familiar with the words "accumulation of 18-24 inches". Do you think that they ever have this problem in Napa?
Folks, there's more than a few reasons why we work harder for excellence in Virginia.
So you may know that I am a Californian; grew up in the beach. Big winter waves and while colder than the rest of the year, a sit by the sea is a doable proposition in the coolest of months. Take the dogs. Make a run of it. Listen to the roar of the crash of the ebb of the flow. Smell salt, taste salt.
This week has been one of planning and anticipation.
I think that an important secret to running a winery is always looking out 3-6 months ahead and really psychologically existing about six months in the future is what is required. We not only need to anticipate and to plan for, we also need to be immersed in our future.
Let me give you a few examples.