Getting ready for spring

As spring approaches we are hurrying to finish as many of our winter work/projects as possible. Robert has been shooting a ton of photos (in his new studio) for new website clients along with updating bottle shots for existing winery sites. Leslie has completed two more original paintings that have been ship to far corners of the world.
growers 1
A sure sign of spring for us is when equipment vendors start showing up at our local Wednesday market. The growers hang out for a few hours chatting about which tractor or accessory is best for a particular job.
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From chainsaws, cover crop movers (the grass between the row of vines) to articulated tractors, it all is displayed at markets around the region where as most of these vendors don't have a retail showroom.
On a completely different subject, at a recent tasting with clients we came across our first sighting of a screw cap closer in the Barbaresco zone. It should be noted that by DOCG regulations only very high quality extra long natural cork is allowed to be used on Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello , etc.
Here the Albino Rocca winery is using them for there stainless steel aged Barbera and there white wines. We feel this is a change in the right direction.