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
Join us for ladies night on Friday, July 24. We will be hosting vendors including silpada, thirty-one, gold canyon candles, tastefully simple, and more! Happy hour wine pricing will be from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
NEXT MONTH AT THE VINEYARD
Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
On Saturday, August 2 come out for delicious wood-fired pizza. Serving will begin at 5:30 until the last one is sold. Pizzas are $11.
Vermilion Valley Vineyards presents our first annual Craft show! The admission is free, plan to attend August 3, from 12pm-5pm. Vendors will include Cherie’s Herbs and More, Black Market Divas, Keek’s Candy Bouquets, and dozens more. Also participate in 50/50 drawings and Chinese raffles.
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.
Our Cabernet Franc
Visits the Homeland
Janet Michal, co-owner of
The Buckeye and the Frog,
a bed-and-breakfast in
Oberlin, brings the Vineyard's
Cabernet Franc to friends in Paris.
Photo of Vineyard Building by Linda Grashoff
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!
RIPE BLUEBERRIES NOW AVAILABLE!