BOONE LIFE: Les Bourgeois wine preparations begin in the cold

Monday, February 22, 2010 | 5:00 p.m. CST; updated 11:13 p.m. CST, Monday, February 22, 2010

ROCHEPORT — Thirty acres of snow-covered grape vines grow three miles south of Rocheport. Although they bear no fruit in February, a team of three walks the rows of grape vines, trimming and pruning the Les Bourgeois vineyard. Despite the harsh winters of Missouri, the preparation for this year's harvest begins in the 30-degree weather of February.