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
Come out and join Nancy Hardwick and Michelle Watts on Sunday November 16, for a Silpada Jewelry party from 2-5pm. Get a jump start on Christmas gifts for friends, family, and yourself!
Chili Cook Off
Join VVV Sunday November 30, for a benefit cook off in support of Bethany Capasso from 2-5pm. Show off your best secret chili recipe and give yourself a chance to take home “THE GOLDEN LADEL”. There will be basket raffles, 50/50, and music by Jim Gill! No reservation required.
NEXT MONTH AT THE VINEYARD
NEW AT THE VINEYARD
No idle hands means no Devil’s workshop at VVV!
Given the almost complete failure of our 2014 grape crop, management decided to find other tasks to keep our winegrowers busy lest they engage in unwanted mischief. Stop by soon to see the result of their labor: an elaborate stone path that joins the winery with our recently completed events pavilion. Next on their agenda is the planting of a persimmon orchard, that to be followed by a return to business as usual, in this case, the annual fall mounting of soil to protect our winter sensitive vinifera vines.
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!
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