March "Membership" Madness ~ Drop by and bring a friend to taste our current selection. Get a friend to join the "Admiral's Armada" and both of you can get a bottle of Viognier (chose from 4 selections) for just $10..
Outdoor Fire Pit ~ The fire pit is even more complete!! Thanks to Steve and Tony. Come sit by the fire and enjoy the sunsets with a glass of wine and a "lite bite". You will also see progress on the shape of the patio. We are hoping to have the patio complete for Memorial Day this year.
Harvest ~ Harvest was great; starting with the Sauvignon Blanc on September 4th, followed by the Viognier on September 17th and the Vionillo (blend of the Viognier and Tempranillo) on September 24th. We picked Tempranillo on October 4th, Mourvedre and Carmenere on October 15th (after the birds ate half - yes, we will net next year), and finally picked the Malbec on October 28th. All of the grapes did very well and we look forward to a great 2013 vintage. Thanks again to Brent for helping with the Tempranillo and Malbec picks.
Admiral's Armada Members ~
Next Release and Pick-up Weekend ~ The next Admiral's Armada pick-up weekend will be the first part of June. We will release the 2010 Malbec which is quite good!! You will receive an email with more information.
Many of you have asked about our wind generator. In 2010, we installed a 10 kW wind generator on the new vineyard/winery site. Thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and their Renewable Energy Generation Grant program, we qualified for a grant to utilize wind to generate power to off-set our demand at the site... read more... watch the video of the tower erection...