Spring is approaching in West Michigan and it is an exciting time of year. Additional new vines for planting ship next week. We are going to use concrete trellis poles for the new plantings instead of the treated wooden poles we have used in the past. The vineyard pruning is finished, and warmer, sunny days are encouraging the vines to prepare for bud break. West Michigan experienced a “Polar Vortex” in January, and the recorded temperature at the vineyard reached -25 degrees Fahrenheit. We will know in a few weeks how much fruit set we will have. Once again, this is an exciting time of year at the vineyard.