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17

Tarantula Sighting

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There’s more than vines growing in our Chardonnay vineyards. Viticulturist Aaron Fishleder describes the first tarantula sighting.

One of the best parts of my job is spending time in the vineyard. I love it out there, but I suppose it goes without saying that a viticulturist would love spending time in a vineyard. There is always something interesting to see when the crew is working in our blocks.

I was surprised when one of our managers, Brad Sorensen, sent me a picture of a tarantula. The crew found the large spider in our Barrow Lane Chardonnay vineyard in Coombsville. Since my adventures in the vineyard started in 2000, I’ve seen two boars, a mountain lion, a few bobcats, and many, many deer. Our tarantula takes the cake. It is, by far, one of the most interesting creatures that I have seen in our vineyards, and I’ve seen exotic birds and monkeys out there, too … but that’s a story for another day.