Monday, January 30, 2017

Wine on Mars

Given what I know about grape vines, if anything can grow in the red Martian bleakness, it's Grenache.

Back on Earth, and here in Oregon, this grape has found a happy home. 

This photo is of what I believe to be Grenache vines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhone wine region of France. 

The vine is smart.  Some see barren fruitless land, the vine sees the warmth from the rocks at night after a long day in the Provencal Sun.

And so it goes here in our favored wine region.  The vine has made a home here and continues to provide amazing fruit for us wine explorers to enjoy.

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