It’s not just about the weather during the Spring and Summer months that affect the vines -- winter plays a big role in any given vintage. The colder the winter, the better the vintage because cold air helps keep the vines dormant. "Yesterday it was 70 degrees and that just tricks vines into thinking it’s spring before we’re ready for them to bud out. So the colder the better.” There’s plenty to do during the winter months while the vines lay dormant. Like this footage of Lisa kegging 2016 Chardonnay for local Baltimore restaurants that feature Old Westminster in their tap program.