The afternoon was beautiful. And, as it turned out, fascinating. Wendy's family has owned the vineyard since the mid-seventies. They have been growing mainly Chardonnay grapes for local winemakers and have just stared bottling their own this year. Wendy's mom has been running a grapevine sculpture business since the early eighties. Although she is semi-retired now, she still has a few customers that consistently order life-sized deer and moose crafted in grapevines. Life-sized! I watched as one of her skilled workers molded treated grapevines into the flank of a huge moose. The family has also crafted and sold other products related to their vineyard. All this creativity produced from what their land gives them. By the end of the day, I was convinced they were really Amish.
Afternoon at the Vineyard, 9 x 12, oil on board.