The vintner's year – September


Jim Law of Linden Vineyards, Virginia finds harvest a little slow.

Every vintage has its personality. During the growing season, our job as winegrowers is to guide and nurture our vines through the good times and not so good times. Much like raising children, some vintages are easy, but most are not. Wet vintages require more intervention and guidance as the vines, through no fault of their own, take on a bit of a wild streak. Ample water availability during the growing season makes vines unruly, like kids fed too much sugary junk food. This was the case for the...