So what did our winemakers do to prepare for this most recent frost advisory?
The Frost Dragon!
This machine fights the frost with fire! The already-budding vines must be kept above 31 degrees to steer clear of losing grapes. The Frost Dragon is effective as long as temperatures don't dip below 28 degrees. This machine is mobile and is able to keep the vines warm in the early morning hours before sunrise. Both winemakers, Johnston and Andrew, were out in the vineyard from 4am-7am to ensure the frost wouldn't affect the vineyard. Andrew said "there was no major damage" resulting from this thanks to their attentiveness.