Today’s is the eve of my 19th vintage at Tinhorn Creek. Technically, it might be my 181/2 vintage since my husband brought in the grapes in 1994 when I was finishing my studies at UC Davis–but I was on the phone and computer throughout.
Someone asked me last night, are you expecting any unusual difficulties this harvest? My response was “yes”. Every vintage I see things I have never seen before. This vintage will be the same.
The difference now from 19 years ago? I don’t worry about the challenges. Most are weather related and (although it has taken me years to figure this out) I cannot change the weather. Problems get solved. Even disastrous situations eventually fade to lessons learned.
My thoughts focus on employees working safe. Going home healthy.