Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year today - Bottling last Sunday

Great NEWS!
We got the Leaning Tree White - bottled last Sunday. It felt great to get some bottling started.
Seems like there is always plenty to do around the place.
We are hopeful of getting a couple of the sweet wines bottled next, in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for updates.
It is Leap year, and today is the day. We had a severe bout of thunderstorms roll through the vines last night, that is the second one in two weeks.
I don't think we had a lot of damage, a little too early to tell.
Our prayers go out to the folks injured in the tornadoes last night.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A winter to warm your bones.

Finally we saw a bit of snow at the vineyards, but it has been a warm year so far.
The good news is: At least we should escape with little freeze damage this year, if this continues!

My bouts with head colds continue, so we are postponing the bottling for now, until I start feeling a little better.

Ready to feel good, and to bottle some wine!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Wow, it has been warm.
On a whim, I planted a cold frame full of lettuce, beets, turnips, radishes, and carrots on the day after Christmas.
Who does that on nearly the shortest day of the year? An absolute optimist, that is who...

In any event nothing happened until today, and I went out, saw nothing and splashed water in where the 'rows' should have been. Then I noticed the amazing little plants.
Of course the water messed up my tidy little rows...(and I do mean tiny). Turns out the little seeds grow VERY slowly, but I will try to get a picture in here showing the little plants if they survive that long.
We need to do some bottling in the winery, and can't blame the weather...just have had a couple of colds.
Will update when the bottling begins....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year - New Resolution

Happy New Year!
Hoping to do a better job of keeping the blog up-to-date in 2012.
Here's hoping the fun just keeps coming.

Got the business books all closed early on the Winery this year, YEAH!

Something NEW to watch for....
Windswept is working hard on the Blackberry wine for 2012.
It will be released in the second quarter, hopefully.