Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Babies All Around

Baby Riesling cluster
Baby Seyval Blanc cluster

Baby Concord cluster

Baby Charlotte asleep after the walk through the vineyard

Monday, June 29, 2009

Baby at Work, Part Deux

Just like Cecilia, Charlotte comes to work with me everyday. She's a good baby- along for whatever the day holds. Thursday we labeled Cherry wine out here, and she wanted to be part of the fun. So, into the bouncy seat and on top of the table she went. Labeling wine was so fascinating that she promptly fell asleep. Who can blame her? Maybe I should try entertaining her this way in the middle of the night?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Art Walk and Wine Tasting

I'm happy to tell you that on July 24th, 2009, the wineries of Ste. Genevieve County will be pairing up with the monthly 4th Friday Art Walk. 7 wineries will be pouring and selling wine at 7 different galleries in downtown Ste. Genevieve. We will be featured at the Center for the Arts, and our tasting room will also be open that evening. Admission and tastings are free. Art and wine will both be available for purchase as well. The event is from 6-9 p.m., just show up at any one of the art galleries in town.

I'm really looking forward to this event- hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


The results are coming in from the springtime Wine Competitions, and here's a list of the medals we've won so far.


Gold- Taster's Guild International Wine Competition

Silver- Finger Lakes and Pacific Rim International Wine Competitions


Silver- Taster's Guild and Finger Lakes International Wine Competitions


Silver- Taster's Guild International Wine Competition


Bronze- Taster's Guild International Wine Competition


Bronze- Taster's Guild International Wine Competition

In other proud moments, and the reason I missed the month of May for blogging, is this little cutie.

Charlotte Elizabeth, born April 30th, 2009

Monday, June 01, 2009

Modern Day Fertilization

I took this video back in April, and I will explain soon why it took so long to post it. This is Dad driving the tractor through the new Concord vineyard spreading manure for fertilizer. The manure came from a neighbor along with the use of his "shit slinger." Pardon me, but that's what he calls it. And if you thought I was kidding about the dog that is obsessed with retrieving sticks just watch her bring me the stick while I am recording.