a gnarled man with knobby muscles.
"Hullo, <Gender>." He touches his cap respectfully.
He has a very sharp knife with which he prunes off less productive branches.
"Mind that you stay out of the flight paths of the bees, <Gender>."
"Eckhart the vinekeeper, at your service, ma'am/sir."
You notice the bees have regular aerial routes all about the vineyard.
"Zeke keeps bees on the other side of the abbey, <Gender>."
"I care for the garden and tend the vines."
"Some of our rosebushes were planted by druids hundreds of years ago."
"Eventually, we became the Brotherhood of the Rose."
If in garden :
"These rows," he gestures, "are seedless grapes."
If not in garden :
"Here at the abbey we grow seedless grapes."
"Amazing, ain't it, <Gender>. The enchanter made them for us."
"Now I grow new vines by grafting seedless grapevines onto regular rootstocks."
"Yes, <Gender>. He lives east of here, between two rivers."
"His hut be due north of Britain, or so they tell me."
If not it garden :
"Visit me in the fields some time and I'll give you some!"
If in garden :
"Now those grapes there are for making wine."
If Dupre in party :
Dupre says "I cannot say which I like better: wine from grapes or mead from honey!"
"And these over here are for eating."
He gives you a plump little bunch of sweet table grapes.
"Ask Faren of that."
"Yes, Faren--the local winemaker."
He waves and turns back to work.
Eckhart waves goodbye.
"Beg pardon, <Gender>?"