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
Fall Walk and Lunch
Have you ever wondered why every autumn the canopies of our local forests become so colorful? Do you know how they manage to green up so quickly each May? And during winter can you distinguish a pignut hickory tree from a no less naked sugar maple or sassafras specimen? Learn the answers to these and lots of related questions on Sunday October 26 beginning promptly at 1:00pm. Following your encounter with a host of cold-prepared plants and with luck some animals as well stick around to enjoy a lunch consisting of pumpkin soup, turkey club sandwich, and a slice of pumpkin roll. while listening to Celtic songs, some rendered in original Gaelic verse, by Breacon. There will be no charge for the field excursion, but please make reservation by October 24 and be prepared for a walk of modest length over mostly dry level ground.
NEXT MONTH AT THE VINEYARD
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!
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