It’s not glorious.
Hands stained from dirt and fruit, aches through your back and legs.
As farmers, we’re looking for good soil.
You can feel its texture, you can cup it in your hands and smell it.
This isn’t dirt, this is soil: it’s alive,
it has a lot of distinctness from one place to the other.
It’s a unique opportunity to use our skills as good farmers on pieces
of land that are rich with history and flavor.
Each one of the handful of people working at our winery has been involved in some part of the bottle you pour today.
From cultivation to harvest, from production to quality control,from the bottle to the glass.
We need to be connected to every element of its creation.
This is significant.
We don’t even let other wineries use our fruit, a very customary practice in our industry.
We are absolutely both feet in.
The wine you pour, for better or worse, is a direct product of our effort.