As the cold air settles in our little valley, the vines and fruit trees lose their leaves and go dormant. The landscape and colors of the vineyard change signaling the approach of winter. That is when things kick into high gear. After the new year begins, so do preparations for the new season. That mean every vine is inspected and pruned for the coming harvest. Then the Olives and the lavender. Olives are evergreen so we need to take special precautions to protect them from the occasional harsh days and nights the high desert can bring. They will be prepped for the winter and pruned for olive harvest 2023. Finally, the lavender, which is also evergreen, will be pruned and shaped to prepare for the coming season.
So you might think that there is not much going on during the winter months at Rhumb Line Vineyard and Lavender Farm, but now you know the truth: Busy, busy, busy. Still it is a wonderful time to escape, and visit all SE Arizona has to offer. Fill you days watching the Sandhill Cranes, enjoy some amazing hiking or just relax and explore the local wine scene. Reserve your stay at the “Huts” and you can be right in the heart of it all!
Featured in Phoenix Magazine, September issue, 8 Perfect Places in Arizona, which features the Willcox Bench as numero uno!