Sunday, April 12, 2009

All That Spring Brings

Early spring. Nighttime temperatures still drop down to freezing. But, warmth comes earlier each successive morning. As alway, work in the vineyard is falling behind schedule. If the nights remain cool we may be able to catch up. The sun actually feels warm, and is no longer a cold white light low in the winter sky. Its color is warmer now. Colors in general are brighter, more vivid.

The picture with this post was taken Easter morning, before business opening (no cars). The tree is crabapple, in early bloom. The front of the winery is soaking up the morning sun. Not a cloud in the sky.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Weekend

We offer a wine and cheese pairing over the Easter weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 2009. Delicious combinations of food and wine will be suggested. Tastings and a souvenir glass are available for $8 per individual. Here's hoping for a beautiful spring weekend, so you can sit on the deck and watch the valley and mountains rejoice in their verdant awakening. (These are not just words. You have to see it to believe it.)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vintage Bottlings

A customer dropped by the winery today with some interesting memorabilia. He brought in several old bottles of our wine, all aged several decades. One bottle, a 1977 Shenandoah Blanc, was among some of the first wine bottled after the winery opened. Can't say the wine was drinkable (I didn't try it), but the bottles displayed an admirable age and grace. See the picture above. Click on the picture to see an enlargement.