Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sip Into Summer! June 6 & 7

We hope you can join us for our first public event of the season: Sip into Summer with a savory herb experience.

Sip Into Summer will be held on:

Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2009: Noon to 5 pm.

We will be serving an hors d'oeuvre featuring our herbal theme, matched with our wine. Each customer also will receive their choice of either Thyme of Summer Savory to plant in their garden, or grow indoors (while quantities last)

Our Herbal Theme is Summer Savory & Thyme.
Happy Spring! We hope to see you then.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stage- Inflorescence clearly Visible, 5-6 leaves unfolded

This again is the stage of our Baco Noir, which is our earliest variety in grapes. If you look at the stem you can see the tiny grape cluster. We expect this to bloom in about 10 days, to 2 weeks. The other varieties are very close to this. Slightly small and fewer leaves, but inforescence's are visible.

The second photo shows this same variety from a distance.

Monday, May 11, 2009

2007 VQA Vidal Released

This wine will be sure to please all our Vidal fans. Below is Ontario Wine Review's wine review of this ...

"Yippee Ki-Yi-Yah Mother … well any movie fan should know the rest of this one, so let’s move on from the cliché to something tangible. This is a great little Vidal – I know not the world’s most respectable grape, and saying that a winery makes the “Best Vidal”, to some is kind of a back handed compliment. But when you can take my mind away from the usual sweet syrupy sticky we call Icewine and get me to enjoy a tasty little table wine, you know you’re doing something right. Harvey Hollingshead, winemaker/owner, has made what he believes is his best Vidal since 2003 … the nose is a peach-apple combo, but in the mouth you’re going to have to delve little deeper, as it becomes all tropical with papaya, pineapple and mango … amazingly sippable, and great for entertaining. And what a great price. Price: $9.95 "

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Early Varieties in Budbreak

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!
At left is a photo of some of our earliest budbreak. Later this week we should see the tiny grape clusters. Have a great day all!