Thursday, February 21, 2008


So what's a vinedresser to do? More sleet and ice hit the vineyards this morning. It is chilly out there, so there will be no pruning yet. Oh, well, I will try to get a picture of the c-c-cold vineyards posted for you soon.
We have a new camera that I am just itching to use....stay tuned.
Maybe I can get a shot of the vineyard cats? We have two resident greeters...Grables, and Scruffy. Hm, maybe a picture of them would be fun! Grables has been with us for years, and Scruffy just adopted the winery during pruning-time last year, when probably a better moniker would have been, "Half-dead". She was a complete bag-of-bones and could not even walk to the house by herself, so I am guessing she would not have made it another week. Lucky for us all, a little coaxing and hand feeding, and she is now quite well-fed; maybe we should have called her "fluffy"?
Menawhile, tonight or tomorrow we will be working on a new wine...

Monday, February 18, 2008

Website Woes

While updating the website yesterday, I managed to "upset the apple cart", so to speak. Some of the pages are not displaying properly. I am working diligently on getting it in good working order. It looks like I have a lot of new pictures that are boggin it down a little. I deleted most of them, and some will have broken links until this is resolved, sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentines 5 Course Feast At Windswept Winery

Wow, what a wonderful night of food and wine and Windswept Winery on Valentines Day.

I walked into the Conference Room and Betty (my precious mother-in-law) had transformed the conference room, the Panache Room, into a Valentines Day delight. The room was decked with Valentines, and all the (many many) glasses were set at the ready on the elegant tables....

This was Windswept Winery's inaugural Valentines Feast. We presented an exquisite meal, paired with our Estate grown and vinted wines, to the most fabulous people. Special Thanks to the Wackers..and a pic from their Blog...

The laughter, the tinkle of wine glasses, the stories, the quiet elegance of a fabulous event in our family winery. We were elated and thrilled at the responses! Thank you to all who attended.
(You missed it? NO fears....we have a Winemakers' Dinner event planned on Saturday, April may "Toast" your Tax return, or "Wine" about your Tax bill. Guest Chef Jared is busily working on the Menu, and my mouth is watering, aleady. More information will be posted soon!)