Well, we’ve had quite the winter so far and it’s only January 4! We’ve seen an interesting snowfall just before Christmas – enough to make the going near impossible (poor retail merchants), followed by an and ice storm and then more snow. A total of 24″ was received here at the vineyard, the most snow in 40 years!
A few photos will give you a sense of what it was like. Here’s the South Block, looking east over the floor of the Willamette Valley – something that’s rarely seen, snow on the floor of the valley.
The Silo, the inspiration for our Silo Vino label, was particulary beautiful in the snow, the syrah block in the foreground.
Ice on the vines…
And more snow – here you see the end posts along the “Grande Allee” and the bluebird house at the Riesling block.
All in all, the snow contributed to a festive mood, just in time for Christmas. Even the vineyard dogs like the snow.