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Bud break signals the beginning of the 2014 vintage as dormant vines awaken. With the help of Wes Hagen, we selected an ideal Pinot Noir bud to focus on for one week, capturing an image every three minutes.

In this time lapse video compiled from those images, the energy inside the grape vine bud reserved from the previous year begins to pressurize and actually causes the bud to burst open.