Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Welcome Autumn

Autumn is my favorite time of year. It is my most busy time of year, trying to get all the grapes in out of the vineyard, trying to be at all these wine tastings, trying to host Bed and Breakfasts guests, and trying to make sure that everyone that visits the tasting room is happy, plus trying to bottle and label the Cranberry and Christmas Plum, and motivate our distributer to sell the Cranberry and Christmas Plum.
I did take a few moments yesterday to take some nice pictures of the changing colors. We have had a pretty warm fall here, and today is one of the first days that our high is in the 60s. The cooler weather is invigorating and a welcome change.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Liquid Autumn

Dad and I just got back from our annual trip to Wisconsin to buy cranberries. This year the weather was a little warmer than usual, but the berries, as you can see in the picture are still as red and beautiful as you can imagine. It's a long trip, but a bonding and invigorating one, as we always come home, heads brimming with ideas.

Now I just have to get all these little berries fermenting!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Chemistry is dripping off my pencil this time of year. I'm furiously trying to get everything fermented properly and timely, along with lots of monitoring, and additions of this or that. All the grapes are in out of the field. I now have elderberries fermenting, Seyval blanc going through malolactic fermentation, and we are anxiously awaiting the cranberries, which are always a winemaking chemical challenge.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Grand Basin

This is a picture I took two weekends ago at the St. Louis Wine Festival in Forest Park. It was a beautiful setting, and lots of wine was poured.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Find Us in St. Louis- Part Deux

This weekend we will be pouring and selling wine at the Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. This year we are bringing the Blackberry, Cranberry, Traminette, Lady Genevieve, Ste. Gemme and Beauvais. Usually the Lady Genevieve and Traminette are only available in our tasting room in downtown Ste. Genevieve, but this week they will be available at the tasting with us. Plus, the Cranberry is perfect for the fall. So many good choices!

If you come by the booth, introduce yourself and tell me you read the blog. I'm the pregnant, tall one with the short brown hair.