A Vineyard Year

Have you been to the California wine country during each of the four seasons of the year? Chances are, most visitors to the Napa Valley and other California wine regions only travel during the summer season. That’s great, but you miss out on the year-round beauty of the vineyards. Each day brings something different to the vines. We travel to the wine country each month, and have been doing this for the past 12 years since we retired from teaching. I sorted through my vast collection of photographs and selected a few from each month of the year to put together this slide video. This video of a Vineyard Year represents the major events and activities that occur during the four seasons of vineyard life. Some of the major activities in the vineyard are pruning vines, bud break, veraison, harvest and the crush, and the Fall colors. You will see them all and more in this video.

No matter what time of year one travels to wine country, there is grandeur in the vineyards. Watch the video and see how a vineyard changes from January to December.

Photographs by Joe Becerra
Music by Marc Cary, “Walk with Me” from the album “Focus”

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