The beginning of the year is a slow time in the vineyards and at the winery, but this is when many mundane , yet important tasks get taken care of. You take this time and get them out of the way, because in spring, summer & fall you have many tasks to take care of and nature doesn't wait when the vines get going or it is time for harvest. So now is when you order supplies , work on fruit allocations look into everything from ordering glass, capsules , cork & labels. You schedule events , and lay out the groundwork for the up coming year. You deside if you are going to make additional types of wines, and map out your plan for the year. Now we all learned a great lesson in the dumpster fire that was 2020, which you found out in a hurry that the best laid plans can go sideways in a hurry, but the phrase "Failure to plan is planning to fail" still holds true... but we certainly in the wine business know that you often need to improvise... a stuck fermentation, wildfires, equipment failure, weather issues... You learn to think on your feetand to get things done. So, while it isn't exactly the sexy part of the job, getting things done now will pay off.