The title says it all, AmByth Estate has been a hive of activity of the past 10 days. Phillip began the seasonal sun-up to sun-down attachment to his tractor. He has been busy mowing to get the weeds down. He met with Philippe this week and has quite the schedule in the vineyard.

We had great help from Lety, Gustavo and Etienne (a student from Burgundy here for a couple of weeks) in the vineyard, planting new vines. They were able to get 200 vines in the ground. We mainly re-planted vines that we lost last year in the late freeze.

And we’ve seen bud break in the past week: in the Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache, Mourvedre (Terrace), Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier and Sangiovese. You can see the beautiful, fresh leaves in the photo (this is why we have deer fencing, they love to munch on these tender baby greens).