|Keswick Vineyards Preparing for the Cold|
|Fire Breathing Machine|
All too often, we as wine drinkers forget that wine making is agriculture and as such the growers are subjected to the extremes of the environment and the weather. When adverse weather arrives, without intervention, the crop might be lost. That would be catastrophic for many wineries. In that case, desperate measures are adopted.
|Helo over Keswick Preparing for Nightfall|
|On the Battle Lines Combatting the Freeze|
We found it interesting that just 90 miles north, bud break had not occurred and the vineyards were not particularly worried about the cold weather. What a difference a few miles can make.
Hopefully the too cold weather is over and we will be able to enjoy some very nice 2016 vintage Monticello AVA wines in the future.
-- Bob and Christina Doan, Elkridge, MD