After just a few sunny days it may be that Winter is going away.
Nature has been patient and has joyfully responded with brightly coloured blooms and buds gradually showing the first signs of the tender green leaves to come.
When the fruit trees have blossomed in white and pink it will next be the turn of the vine to spring to life - but rather more discreetly as the buds gradually develop, jealously keeping the secret of what the future holds.
And yet, everything is ready for the new season: canes have been tied to the wires, the soil ploughed and new plants in place.
We are eagerly waiting to know what is in store for the coming months: like a blank page to be written expressing our feelings – of joy, surprise and perhaps of difficulties or misfortunes....Whatever, for the moment, we can only remain positive and in anticipation, dream of a fine new vintage .........