Done at Dawn [Harvest, 2012]

Vineyards are definitely different in the earliest of morning minutes.  Last year I was able to just walk around, after taking pictures for the winery.  I remember getting a little disoriented, then finding my way, wishing I had enough light to write.  But then I understood that writing wouldn’t be appropriate.. I should just enjoy the walk, catch just a little on film.

Watching over it again, I already look forward to when this vintage’s grapes are pulled, how the sun’ll come up, what I’ll see in the bins, how the grapes’ll taste.

There was an odd freedom on that walk, just stepping by mySelf, with little light, tired as I was.

(6/20/13)

2012 Harvest, Revisited

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 2012’s Harvest was huge.  I’d never seen anything like that before.  And then, before I knew it, before we all knew it, it was over.  What I’ve tasted from those vines, so far, whether newly-released whites from bottle or something pulled from barrel or tank, simply incomparable.  Again, never experienced anything like it.  It was odd, seeing those vines unoccupied, but I know another such vintage’ll happen.  Someday.  Till then, I can only look at the stills I shot.  -MM, 6/19/13