As a result of having our wine in all those Wal-Marts I talked about earlier, Dad and I have found a distributer to take our wine not only to Wal-Mart, but state wide. Mostly I am excited, but as we get closer, a tiny part of me is starting to get nervous. This is kind of make or break. We have a salesman now, more of a friend of the family than an employee, and he takes good care of all those little shops along the way from here to there. We are comfortable with the trickle of money coming in once a week. The distributer has placed a healthy order, so that is promising, just as long as they keep reordering. Will their sales force keep us in mind at every store across this big state? I sure hope so.
If you live in Missouri, do us a favor and buy a bottle of our wine at your local store when you see it. ;)
I hope this is just the beginning of realizing our full potential.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Twice a year the Foundation for Restoration in Ste. Genevieve hosts a "Spirit Reunion" in our old cemetary. The cemetary was found in the 1780s and over 4,000 people are buried there. The Foundation is in the process of restoring the cemetary, and so to raise money they have actors telling the stories of those buried there in first person. John and I went Friday night, and it was very interesting and not too creepy. I get creeped out pretty easily.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Last night the River Heritage meeting was held at the winery. I thought it went over real well. It was warm, but not unbearable. The meeting was catered, and the food was nice. All the members were friendly, and I did a little speech at the end. I like when the arbor is full of people. If you have a meeting to host or a shower to plan, this little space is just about perfect.