When we first moved to wine country, in 2014, it simultaneously felt like being welcomed home, and arriving in Summerisle. I was convinced that there was some sort of agrarian, grape-based Wicker Man cult hiding in the shadows.
This, of course, turned out to not be the case. Or maybe it is the case, and I’m sworn to secrecy. Or, maybe it is the case, and we have yet to actually encounter them.
One thing is certain, however. Many people are called to wine country. Some are summoned. You don’t choose this. The grapes choose you.
Vi(g)nosis is an attempt to find the common threads in my interests: esotericism, spirituality, an increasing fascination with nature, wine, winemaking, viticulture, and the domestication of humanity by flora – specifically, vitis vinifera.