While it might seem like the “off-season” for wine country, in fact, vineyard work goes on year-round, as contributing photographer Richard Duval can attest. On his first road trip of 2021 into eastern Washington, Duval ventured to Red Heaven vineyard on Red Mountain, where he captured winter work by the resident vineyard team.

“In the chilly, windy afternoon, the skilled team pruned and shaped the vines,” he noted. “While such work isn’t the colorfest that is harvest, it is essential to maintain healthy vines, preparing them for bud-break in the fast-approaching spring.”