Me vs. nature

It looks, feels and sounds — yes, sounds — like rain is headed my way. That should be great news for drought-stricken SoCal, right?

Not if you grow grapes. 

The fruit is already turning shades of muted-to-deep purple, and a rain storm this morning means I’ll be out there with a leaf blower this afternoon, trying to dry off the fruit. Yes, the fruit gets blow-dried.

I spent yesterday draping the vines in netting, protecting my Syrah and Zin from the birds. Today, I may be blasting them with air, protecting them from the elements.