Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Coming Soon to a Wal-Mart Near You

We will have our wine in many new towns around Missouri in Wal-Mart. Here is the list of stores and the wines available.

Fulton- Blackberry
Union- Blackberry
Kennett- Blackberry
St. Robert- Concord and Blackberry
Wentzville- Concord and Blackberry
Rolla- Concord and Blackberry
West Plains- Blackberry
Mexico- Blackberry
Dexter- Blackberry
Desloge- Blackberry, plus others
DeSoto- Blackbery, plus others
Warrenton- Blackberry
Lebanon- Cherry, Concord, and Blackberry
Festus- Blackberry, Cherry, Concord, plus others
Poplar Bluff-Concord, Blackberry, Cherry, Red Currant
Jefferson City-Cherry, Concord, and Blackberry
Camdenton- Cherry, Concord, and Blackberry

There are many other stores you can find our wines in, these are just the new (and existing) Wal-Mart stores. Someday, maybe sooner rather than later, I'll post all the stores where you can find our wine.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Our own mustard festival. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

There's a storm moving in. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A downy woodpecker let me know he was nearby. Posted by Picasa

Bud Break in the Seyval Blanc, a little slower than the Concord. Posted by Picasa

Bud Break! This is the Concord, the buds turn a beautiful pink color in the spring. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Charlotte and Larry Posted by Picasa

After a long day of wine tasting, it's good to come back to an old Ste. Gen favorite, Stag beer, in a bottle, no less. Very classy. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 10, 2006

Bed & Breakfast Guests

In this world of mine, working for the family business, trying to cover many bases, my job is never dull. My husband, John, and I run the Bed and Breakfast that is on the second floor of the tasting room in downtown Ste. Genevieve. This weekend, we hosted the same couple Friday and Saturday night. They were great guests, by Sunday morning we felt as if we were saying goodbye to friends.

People come to stay at our B&B for different reasons. Some have a wedding to attend in town, so their time is full, their every minute busy with visiting family and friends. Others come to stay for a relaxing, quiet weekend, and they leisurely walk around town, and cuddle up in bed and watch a movie. Still others are chatty, sociable, looking for the best hot spots Ste. Gen and the surrounding towns can offer. I love meeting everyone who comes in, I just plain love people and how different or similar we can all be.

I forgot my camera at the B&B, but I did take some pictures, and they said it was o.k. to post their pictures tomorrow. If you are reading this, Charlotte and Larry, we really did have a great time. Thanks for the advice about touring different parts of Illinois, and I will have to say that wine spreadsheet Charlotte made was incredible. As we said yesterday, you are welcome back anytime.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Our little place on earth provided by Google Earth. Dad owns the fields that are long and skinny near the push pin, plus surrounding forrests. You can see close to the road the fields look divided, these are the vineyards. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 03, 2006

We purchased a grape harvestor last year, and we are now constructing a new building to house it. This is what we have finished so far. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Dad put on dormant spray today. This is a sulphur spray that helps keep the vines dormant a little while longer, in case we get another frost. This is a close up of a Seyval Blanc bud that is still dormant; picture taken yesterday. Posted by Picasa