We have a shiny new “toy” – a Leaf Remover that mechanically removes excess leaves from the canopy of the vines. This allows more sunlight to filter through to the grapes, freeing our vineyard crew to work on other essential, more detailed, and precise vine management tasks, like removing selective shoots off the vines, which requires judgement. We feel you will taste the difference in the 2020 wines, taking them up another notch in color, perfume, richness, texture, flavor, and lusciousness.
Lastly, I am extremely proud of our ability to adapt. Our team has come together beautifully. We are all working to provide a truly wonderful, safe, and welcoming environment. It has now been a month since we re-opened for tasting. And it has been heartening, on every level.
My family and I are very excited Iron Horse is named one of the Top 50 producers in Sonoma County in the June 30th issue of Wine Spectator.
We are not yearning to go back to “normal” but excited about the prospect of continuing to move forward.
Sending all best wishes, as always,