Staying on top of everything that needs to get done on a daily basis at Windy Oaks takes time... and a great team. Still, there are plenty of opportunities for me to reflect on what we do, and how we do it.
The most important part of my job as winemaker is what I do in the vineyard to ensure maximum grape quality and pristine condition at harvest. The French have a word, “vigneron,” that describes someone who grows grapes and makes wine, and I think this is a good way to think about our approach. We view grape growing and winemaking as part of a single process – not two separate activities.