Stephen's photos give a good introduction to the Heron Lake Vineyard, perched among the hills 5 miles east of the town of Napa. There's our trusty flatbed truck, considerably older than Stephen
Me using a refractometer to measure the sugar content of a grape
Trimming off excess grapes to augment the ripening of the others
A snakeskin draped on a branch
David Mahaffey and Olivia the poodle caring for a row of vines
Stephen on our tractor with the sun-yellowed Napa hills in the background
Picking boxers stacked ready for the vintage
A lakeside pier ready to provide welcome refreshment on a hot afternoon (the motto on the last plank quotes Rupert Brooke, "SWIMMERS INTO CLEANNESS LEAPING").