It's time to check in on the vineyard from the south edge of the blocks. Mid-spring is that time of year, before the riot of long vines begins, when the vineyard is short and youthful. It is neat and the rows clearly defined across the landscape.
Before long, they will climb the trellis's and leap skyward, keeping the vineyards staff busy with vigor control.
For the moment though, the low vines and bio-diversifying middle grasses make it look like a verdant paradise of soft, fluttery waves and wings.
The vines are, as of this week, about half way up the trellis structure: Healthy, happy, and enjoying May's mix of long sunny days and quick, fleeting rains.
Remember these vine-height photos, soon we will not be able to see through the trellis's for the vines and summer will be here.