Spring is a time of serenity in the winery, patiently waiting while the wines rest in barrel.
Bud break, suckering, and tucking. The vineyard crew watches tentatively as the vines begin to develop.
A traditional Japanese technique for perfectly folding a silk cloth to hold anything, but ideally a wine bottle!
Before bags were common in Japan, the versatility of a length of fabric was meticulously exploited by the skilled hands of merchants and shoppers alike. Simply and precisely folding and knotting a square of silk into a variety of sacks and wrappings, Furoshiki holds, protects and presents.
This particular Furoshiki makes an elegant presentation of a very special bottle of wine.