Winter in the Vineyard
Here at Rubino Estates, we maintain that natural beauty is not confined to a single season. Even in the depths of winter, when the vines are at their most bare and very little blooms, there is still life and beauty if one looks closely enough. The vines are resting after the labor of producing fruit, and gaining strength for yet another year of generous yields and fruitful blessings. Below, we have sought to capture the peculiarly shrouded beauty of this season.
There is always life in the vineyard. This little mustard plant blooms with small flowers, bright and defiant, surrounded by the bareness of the vines.
The blue skies of winter in the Livermore Valley shine with pureness and clarity upon this block of our beloved Chardonnay.
Acres upon acres without leaves or color may seem monotonous, but there is a peaceful and necessary rest to dormancy.
Without dormancy, these vines would not grow or flourish. The gnarled bark here is evidence of new growth within.
The search for beauty means looking high and low. The winter rains have caused a lush green bed to grow between each row.
A closer look reveals that the morning dew has bedecked the grass with diamond droplets, a simple sparkle preserved by the chill of the day.
Another close look at this vine reveals their hard labor from the 2021 harvest season. Can you see the remains of clusters, long gone?
There is beauty in the simplicity of this season. There is a chill in the air and bareness on the vines, but there is still wonder in our eyes as we look upon the vineyard in anticipation of all that 2022 holds.
Do you want to look at the vineyard, up close and personal? Do you want to learn more about the life cycle of our vines and the winemaking process, from stem to bottle? Click here to learn about our Duck Tour!