For a moment that is, after a beautiful snowfall. In our world, calm is quickly overtaken by snowball fights and facewashes, by lots of plus ones (or fours), and by an ever-expanding table and loud house. Somewhere we find time to get the Charlie-est of Charlie Brown trees and our 20 years of pictures with Santa hung up. Simple acts of repetition that bring comfort and joy over many years.

Elephant Island farm in the winter

Tomorrow we are off to celebrate our wonderful Elephant Island Team. An amazing crew of people that treat our farm and winery like theirs. An Asian inspired potluck, a silly gift exchange, a few beautiful drinks and many, many laughs.

Hoping your holiday season is filled likewise, with moments of friendship, of calm, and of bright (and somewhere in between) … and thank you so much for your support in 2023. It’s been a year!