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Much like you, I am viewing the Vintage TV series filmed at Markham Vineyards for the first time. Well that’s not entirely correct, because I lived the 2012 harvest! I was in Chicago to watch the premier with the other winemakers, each of us ribbing each other as we awkwardly waited to view ourselves on screen. However what actually resonated for me in the first episode was how all the winemakers were thinking the same thoughts and feeling similar pressures that harvest brings. As I relaxed, I allowed myself to remember the vintage…the nervous energy before we began, the acceptance of the inevitable collision of varietals and finally the joy we all still treasure from being a part of the wine business. I’m excited to see more of this Markham harvest time capsule and watch my boys proudly work their hearts out for me!

- Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls