I shall miss this visual reminder of the love that God has for HIS vineyards--how He plants, tends, protects and expects fruit from it! Almost from the beginning of creation, there were grapes! In fact, I understand that no plant is mentioned more times in the Bible than the grape and its products--mainly wine, but also raisins and vinegar.
Jesus told his disciples that He was the vine and they (we) were the branches. The goal is FRUIT! And fruit happens when the branches "abide" in the vine--drawing their nourishment and health from it. Apart from the Vine, I can produce NOTHING of eternal significance.
Even when (if) I no longer have my collection, I will make it my goal to "abide in the Vine"!