The grapes are coming along nicely, in fact, a little faster than I anticipated. It is to the point that I walk the blocks daily, tasting and expecting how much longer before we start to pick. All of my worrying about fire and having enough water are lessoning. I finished irrigating in early September, and a mid-september light rain dampened down the fire danger. Now it is just waiting until the flavors are optimal. I usually don't start my early pick until October, but this may be different.