The Sun’ll Come Out
Wow- what a difference a month makes! We thought a looming drought was bad- and then we are all handed a global pandemic! While March has finally brought the rain we desperately needed, we find ourselves hoping the sun will come out, literally and figuratively. As millions are on a shelter at home order, one of the few things left to us is to get outside- maintaining social distance, of course. This is obviously much easier when the sun is out! As the storm of the pandemic intensifies, we are also looking for the proverbial sun to come out.
So- how is the pandemic affecting the wine industry? Right now, wineries are kind of in the same boat as restaurants. The production/vineyard side of operations is open, but no wine tastings, picnicking or concerts. Sort of like the restaurants- open for pick up only. Because, really- isn’t wine essential? Especially when all of the kids are off of school! Of course, as with everything, this is all fluid.
survival kit- bottles of Naggiar Wine, mask, and hand sanitizer
As for the vineyard…well perfect example of how forecasting is a hit or miss thing in farming. In the last post, I mentioned that with the way things were going, we would be weeks ahead of schedule. Well, things stopped going that way! Nearly 5 inches of rain and colder temps kept the vineyards in stasis- kind of like everything is at the moment. For now, we wait.
picture of a double rainbow over the vineyards
Wishing everyone health and safety. Just remember- the sun’ll come out…tomorrow. Not sure which tomorrow but you can bet your bottom dollar that it will! (and for that ear worm, you’re welcome)[jetpack_subscription_form]