The old timers here in Mendoza say that is good luck to plant vines in the rain. If that is true, then new Private Vineyard Estate owners Michelle Paris and the Collins/Williamson group are going to have truly extraordinary vineyards.Â Michelle flew down from Canada and Nan Williamson from Colorado (who was joined by her son and his family) to plant vines and kick off our first planting of 2008.Â The weather was challenging -- rain and chilly.Â But Michelle and the Williamsons were tougher!Â We planted Michelle's Malbec and the Cab Sauv for Collins/Williamson.
Sarah and Jack planting Cab Sauv
Michelle getting her hands dirty...
Nan Williamson's celebratory toast with the family.
After the planting they were rewarded with a bonfire, some great Malbecs and of course The Vines asado.