Thursday, June 25, 2009


In May of 2008 we told you about an old vineyard we were taking over and working to renew. The Link to that story is below. But unfortunately, the vineyard was struck by a freak hail storm (as many other farms were struck that year) and almost all the fruit was lost. And many vines subsequently died.
Well - We're Baaaack!

Ralph, our general manager, took to his riding mower, and we're got some field workers who are going to clip this thing to within an inch of it's life, and we're going to make something of it this year.

At the very least it's good, if not for a dessert wine unto itself, for next year, it's sherry that'll go into our ever growing solera, and you'll taste it as sherry in three to five years!

When Ralph and I got there, the weeds were as toll as the wines and trellis themselves. But man prevailed in this battle of man vs. nature. It's really starting to look good. This was hard work. Lots of humidity, bugs, tall, scratchy grasses, loud hot noise from the mower, an hot baking sun.

I love making wine!

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