For anyone who has wondered about Lucie’s vineyard, it is based loosely on Swedenburg Estate Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia. Juanita Swedenburg, who passed away in 2007 and was a pioneer in the Virginia wine industry, was my advisor for the series for many years and taught me a lot about the business of growing grapes and making wine. I wrote her appreciation for The Washington Post: she was an amazing lady. I happened to be passing through Middleburg today just as the sun was setting and saw that the vineyard is up for sale. The magnificent tree in the distance is a sycamore; it’s the reason (and inspiration) why Montgomery Estate Vineyard is on Sycamore Lane.