First Paragraph: The 2011 season started off with a second year of above average rainfall. After three previously dry winters, last year was helpful, but didn’t quite fill depleted soil profiles. This spring, the 2011 situation provides vineyards with a fully wetted soil profile. As of May 1 the North County is at 24.8 inches of rainfall, compared to 18.9 inches of total rainfall last year. The South County is ending the 2011 rainfall season exactly as last year at 14.1 total inches, just slightly ahead of long term average.