On Wednesday, November 9th we harvested the syrah vineyard just outside the tasting room. The weather had been unbelievable for early November. Sunny, warm, no freezing temps in sight. We could have picked almost any day, but Keith wanted to hold off in order to make this vintage something extra special. We had originally planned to pick on November 1st, the due date for baby Jackson. We let nature take its course. Jackson showed up Wednesday morning, eight days later than expected but on the memorable day he chose for his birthday and our syrah harvest. Jackson represents the 8th generation of our farming family and we wanted him to have a say in this vintage. It's going to be incredible. How can it be anything less? To everything there is a season and harvest season is over. Time for the celebration season. Looking at Jackson reminds us that it's the big things that make the news but it's the small things that make the difference. Wine is life. Life is magic. It's all amazing.