Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The grapes are going crazy! We have so much fruit out there- if we can bring it all the way in, it will yield an amazing harvest. (Dave is already starting to sweat the logistics.) The weather has cooperated so far, so we're pretty optimistic. Of course, living around farmers has taught us to be guarded in that optimism. We still have to worry about deer, birds, bugs, fungus... But I think it's going to be awesome!

The tasting room now features pottery and artwork by Janet Fisher. We have some really fun and whimsical things, and the artwork brightens up the place a lot. Since we now have 10 wines available for tasting, there are a lot of reasons to make the trip out to see us.
We will be open on Friday, July 3rd, from 11-5, as well as Saturday, July 4th. Come up and get some wine for your holiday celebration! Or stop into ABC Discount Wine and Liquor (Central and Woodlawn or 21st and Woodlawn) as they are now carrying a limited selection of our wines.

Happy Birthday, Brian!

Monday, June 22, 2009

This morning the vineyard is lush and green. We have had regular sun and lots of rain, so the vines are going crazy (as are the weeds- another project). The crop looks great so far, in fact a little too great. Dave and his helper, Michael, have been dropping fruit to try to keeps the vines in balance. Too much fruit stresses the vines, and is hard to get to ripen. But it certainly is a joy to watch the crop mature.

We now have a helper in the tasting room, Liz. She has been a great addition to our team, and has learned a lot about the vineyard and winery. We just wish she'd stay longer than just the summer!

We are really enjoying having regular hours every Saturday (11-5). Business has been good, and we have met a lot of people from all over. We have had the opportunity to do special tastings for a variety of people, including Casey and Janell- Happy anniversary!

The 2008 Barrel Reserve White Wine is now available in the tasting room, which brings us up to 10 wines that people can taste when they come out. It's pretty exciting for us, and we are getting lots of good feedback, and lots of repeat customers.
We now have a page on Facebook, so you can check us out, and "fan" us there.