Oh, another factor…

What sort of cowl crop did you plant in your winery?

We have been out on a stroll on this wonderful Easter Sunday—as was, it appeared, the whole city of Sonoma. In any case, this was the primary sunny and heat day we’ve had in ages, and there was an embarrassing quantity of pale white, shorts-clad flesh on show. However in stark and delightful distinction was a small, very old-vine Zinfandel winery on Lovall Valley Street, simply throughout the road from Sebastiani’s fabled Cherryblock Winery.

In these elements we’re used to seeing stunning cowl crops (the nutrient-rich plantings in-between rows of vines) of condiment yellow mustard, white and pale pink wild radish, or perhaps a medley of legumes and wild flowers. However immediately, I used to be completely enchanted to return upon this extraordinary tiny winery of historic, craggy Zinfandel vines rising in rows of silhouetted sentinels from an ocean of… tulips!

Each automotive that drove by stopped, everybody strolling oohed and aahed and reached for his or her telephone digital camera, and for a quick second the world felt related and delightful once more. The astonishing creativity of some impressed gardener (the winery sits on land now owned by a flower firm) touched the hearts of all of us and ushered in spring completely. Completely satisfied Easter and chag sameach everybody. Get pleasure from!

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