Lynne Tuft is an artist and teacher living in the Wine Country of California. She was drawn to this family's love of the land and the cycle of the vines. Lynne has watched Julian, the fourth generation of grape growers: grow from a small child into a young man who is beginning to live his dream of his legs getting long enough to drive the tractor among the vines and share his family's grape growing vocation.
For the first time, four-year-old Julian is old enough to take part in the grape harvest on his family's vineyard. Through Julian's wonder, The Grapes Grow Sweet offers a captivating glimpse of growing up on a family vineyard in wine country. Readers follow the development of the grape from bloom to harvest, and see up close the animal and plant life of the vineyard.