Let the Music Play!
Every weekend at the Vineyard you can listen to great music -- blues, jazz or classic rock-n-roll -- while sipping your favorite glass of wine under the stars. See who's playing this month at the Vineyard.
THIS MONTH AT THE VINEYARD
Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
On Saturday, September 27 come out for delicious wood-fired pizza. Serving will begin at 5:30 until the last one is sold. Pizzas are $11, wings are $8 for a dozen.
The Beautiful Flame
Corrine Reid Memorial Fundraiser
Sunday, September 28 from 1 to 4pm. Click on the link below to view the flyer for more information.
NEXT MONTH AT THE VINEYARD
Bring your appetite for the 4th annual fall clam bake on Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 pm. The menu will include clam broth, New England clam chowder, one dozen top-neck clams, Prince Edward Island mussels, grilled lemon herb chicken, corn on the cob, baby redskin potatoes, rolls and butter. The dinner is $28 and $7 for extra clams. Call 440-965-5202 to reserve your spot!
NEW AT THE VINEYARD
Construction of our events pavilion is almost complete, and lots of clover and grass seeds are about to turn its surrounding grounds from brown to green. This early morning image also shows the tinted concrete that has replaced the loose stone that sometimes made patio tables and chairs a little unsteady. You cannot see it here, but the path to our front entrance has undergone the same makeover. By the way, walk up this path and you will see some of largest rhubarb plants around!
Photo by Linda Grashoff
The Vineyard's First Ice Wine
Fans of the Vineyard will soon be able to buy our first bottles of ice wine, a delicious dessert wine that dates to Roman times, when frozen grapes were used to make wine.
Photo of Vineyard Building by Linda Grashoff
Expect to see even more next Summer!
Many thanks to organizers Jerry Hardwick and Chris Watts for putting together such a successful first annual Vermilion Valley Vineyards car and truck show. About eighty vehicles, many lovingly restored or creatively customized, or in some cases the results of both, drew more than one hundred gawkers. Vintages spanned the interval between the mid 1920’s with Fords outnumbering but not necessarily outclassing the other pre WWII makes. The weather couldn’t have been better or our goldenrod filled fields brighter. And home gown sweet basil, tomatoes and melons added a nice harvest touch to lunch. Lots of wine certainly didn’t lessen anyone’s enjoyment either!
Once again our signature persimmon wine is available, but as usual the supply is limited, only 30 cases for 2013. We use the under appreciated, more flavorful American variety rather than one of the several larger Asian types occasionally sold in local supermarkets. Unfortunately, we depend on just three mature trees located on one of our owner’s property. American persimmons are quite ornamental but they grow slowly and bear either male or female flowers. The next time you visit the winery check out the four additional younger trees that we planted around the building, two of which produced a couple of female flowers this past spring. At least one of the remaining specimens better turn out to be a male or we’ll have a problem with pollination -- no additional fruit meaning no additional wine!
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