Winter is here at Shake Ridge. We had out first snowfall in early December, and the snow lasted a week. Although not much of a snowfall, as it melted the water seeped into the soil, and our new cover crops received much needed moisture to push out of the ground. Now we along with the entire state are waiting for more rain. Keep your fingers crossed - we need it badly!
This is the quiet time in the vineyard, as we will wait until late March to start pruning. By waiting as long as possible, we push back budbreak which gives us a few more weeks to not worry about spring frosts.
Meanwhile, winter is a perfect time to enjoy a delicious glass of a hearty red wine with your favorite stew or soup in front of a roaring fire. We are participating in Savor Amador on January 19 -21, with our versions of Vino, Pane i Brode - Wine, Bread and Soup. We'll be offering a flight of three wines paired with three soups. Or stop in anytime this winter, and visit with us over a glass of Yorba wine and a platter of delicious food.