Post-harvest is a special time in the vineyard notes resident photographer Richard Duval. His November vineyard prowls included this morning visit to the rolling rows of Spring Valley Vineyard, just north of Walla Walla, long a favorite shooting site.

“With the grapes pulled and the temperature starting its downward slide, the vines begin to settle down for their long winter’s sleep,” Duval said. “But in what could almost be described as a salute to a great season, the vines marshal their waning energy for one last, glorious burst of color – a finale to fall and a forerunner to winter. Enjoy!”

Click on the picture to see a larger image. See previous Pic of the Vine images here.