Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ice Wine In The Making ???? LOL



A computer gremlin managed to put us down for a while, but it appears that we are up and running again. So far we have survived the deluge of snow and are now experiencing a cold spell of degrees that have been unheard for many many years in this part of the world. Although we do have some amazing snow pictures to show you, the first thing that comes to mind is a unique situation that came up a couple of years ago. We got an unexpected cold snap that year long before the snow fell. Simultaneously the irrigation system snapped a leak resulting in a massive ice accumulation on the vines themselves. It was an awesome sight to behold. The ice melted within a matter of hours incurring no damage to the vines themselves.

2 comments:

Lindab said...

How amazing! Will that do something wonderful to the grapes - like the German Eiswein? or is it bad news? I hope the former.

Small City Scenes said...

That is pretty impressive. Glad the vines survived. MB