A little over a month ago the Boxwood Vineyard was a cold, bare place.
We were waiting on the bud break which washed across all five of our varietals in four days time.
And only the smallest signs of life.
The peek of a bud.
Four weeks later now, it is alive but tamed. It has that organized look of the low spring vines: Not yet a canopy but verdant and promising in its youthfulness.
Boxwood is sustainable and practices bio-diversification: Rye grass is allowed to rise for a week or two to stabilize positive nutrients on the soil and promote drainage from spring rain.
The 2011 Boxwood vintage has a face now: That is the fruit as it first makes itself known each year.
We will keep you posted on this year's new talent in the vineyard.