Monday, May 12, 2008

Pruning is done!

The careful reader has missed the vineyard's second-favorite post of the year....that would be the one when we proudly, and tiredly exclaim that the pruning is DONE. (Our favorite post will be when the grapes are all harvested and safely in the tanks.)
Well, we fell behind this year...wind damage cleanup, etc etc. BUT WE ARE DONE NOW!!!!
We finished up May 10, the day before Mother's day...this was our latest end-of pruning date by probably 6-8 weeks. Fortunately, the vines are very late in budding this year, and the vines we did not have pruned are always the last to bud, so Praise the Lord, we are done now!
My mother-in-law, Betty, has her clematis in exquisite form, they are blooming away, and are so beautiful. I will see if I can get a picture of them posted.
Last week somehow, a pair of wrens found their way into the winery building, and we have been gently 'encouraging' them to roost elsewhere. They are adorable, but outside (!) is the place for wrens.
The vines are looking good in most cases and after the years of cold and late freezes we are blessed to have what we have.

This morning, my dear sweet crazy husband was mentioning planning to put in more acres of vines.... more on that to come as the planning kicks off.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May be Fun!

We are planning a fun time at Windswept Winery, and I can't wait!
Our first Wine and Bovine night. KC Strip Steak cooked any way you want it..... Salad bar, baked potato bar, and dessert bar.
We have promised to do this for two years, and here you go. Wine and Bovine!

We are hoping the weather behaves itself, and we can enjoy the beautiful patio. The clemantis are springing out of the ground, the bluebirds are flitting around, and there have been hummingbirds spotted at the flowers feeding.

Wow, come and enjoy our patio, sample the wines, then grab yourself a bottle to share or glass of wine, dive into a nice juicy steak and all the trimmings, and enjoy a night in the vines. Bring a camera, and some friends... (If you make reservations, we might even sit a table up out in the vines for cool is that?)