Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Most Beautiful Tanks in the World! These are our first ever brand new tanks. Aren't they spiffy? They are variable capacity tanks, which I have been asking for for years. WooHOO! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Last Friday we received over 15 tons of plums, and we crushed them all on Saturday. They are all fermenting beautifully; should be a great year for Christmas Plum. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The wines come in all different bottle shapes and sizes and styles at the County Fair. This was my favorite bottle. I think it's a barbeque bottle, or Karo syrup. Posted by Picasa

I am the head judge for the Amateur Wine Competition for the Ste. Genevieve County Fair. Vernon Iseman and his wife, and Art and Donna Flieg help me judge every year, along with John, but he was busy this year. We had 66 entries, and the majority were really good. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 10, 2006

Here is a picture of our chicken wings for the Passport Weekend. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 07, 2006

Dad got back yesterday from Paw Paw, Michigan with a load of cherries. We use a blend of cherries to make our not-too-sweet-award-winning-Cherry wine. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Beat the Heat

This weekend is another Passport Weekend. This time it's called "Beat the Heat" and it features spicy food with chilled wine. We are serving hot chicken wings with our Amoureaux, which is a Vidal/ Muscat blend, and slightly sweet. Should go really well together. John and I are really into hot wings, and although beer is usually served with hot wings, I think wine is a better companion.

The other four wineries are serving wonderful food too. Tickets are $20/person unless you made a reservation before July 1st, then they were $15/person. You get a glass and you get food and wine at each winery and if you go to all 5 wineries you get entered into a Ste. Genevieve getaway weekend package drawing.

John and I will be there on Saturday; 245 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, Mo Come by, meet us, taste some wine and hot wings, and Beat the Heat!

Here is another shot of the arbor fixed up for the wedding. I thought it looked festive and romantic; perfect for a small gathering. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

To give some perspective on how big the harvestor really is, featured is my wonderful husband, John, on top of the harvestor. Posted by Picasa

Remember the poles in the ground that I showed you a couple months ago? Here is the finished product; a place to protect the harvestor and maybe room for a few other things. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 03, 2006

We are in the process of redesigning our labels and although each label will look different, here is the new style. Posted by Picasa

A very good point was made in that you don't know what our labels look like so you can buy them at your local store that will now be carrying our product. Here is what most of our labels look like. Posted by Picasa