Thursday, December 24, 2009

Let It Snow

Snow is just what the vineyard needs this time of year. A slowly melting cover of heavy snow seeps deep into the soil, replenishing moisture reserves for the next growing season.

Customers need not fret. The vineyard crew is usually on top of things, and will quickly plow snow from the driveway and parking lot allowing customers access to the winery when winter shows its teeth. So, if you're in the mood for some hot mulled wine and a snowball fight, give us a visit; we have the wine and we have the snow to make the best of the winter season. And, have a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Gifts at Shenandoah Vineyards

In addition to wines that pair wonderfully with your holiday meals, we offer wine-related gift items. We are open every day through the holiday season, except Christmas and New Year's. Here are some pictures showing a few of the things available in our gift shop...

Easy to hold and handsome, our gift boxes carry wine bottles and glasses. No assembly required but you will need to pull the cork.

Behind the old grape press is a display of locally produced Virginia honey. Stuck to the refrigerator filled with gourmet snacks are decorative magnets (we have lots of designs and sizes including ones specific to our winery). Illuminated in the background is our Christmas tree.

As you can see from the pictures, our gift shop is rather fully stocked. It would be hard not to find something interesting or practical, or delicious and refreshing. During the holiday season we have additional treats and enticements for the holiday shopper. Mulled wine is a cold weather favorite. Let us ladle out a sample for you, warm and spicy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Floyd Polk Rememberance - 1923-2009

Floyd Polk passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2009. From the employees at Shenandoah Vineyards who knew and worked with Floyd, we miss him. As much as the vines and trellis posts stately standing in the vineyard, Floyd could be seen working between them, among them. He was part of the landscape. After his retirement, and especially now after his passing, there is an unfilled space in the vineyard; vines tilt reverently toward where he once stood. Floyd was the embodiment of a proud, tireless work ethic. We will not forget his figure in the landscape, and the vineyard he once tended still bears sweet fruit.