I might have been on holiday, but the grapevines haven't. There is a lot to do right now out in the vineyard; suckering the trunks, thinning out the heads and stuffing the shoots into the trellis wires. When I have gently coaxed all the shoots under the first trellis wire the vines will be all stuffed up, just like me, as I returned from Blighty with a nasty virus that has been totally enfeebling.
The weather was pretty nice in Vinoland whilst I was away, glorious by English standards. The vines all look healthy, verdant and vigorous - and virus free, unlike me.