She Married Into Wine
It's AUGUST already
Have we mentioned how we use our bathroom mirror? It’s the most effective way we’ve found to make sure we are both seeing all the things we have going on …not that we always remember what we’ve just looked at but, hey, it’s a great prompt. For August, we hardly have any space left to see our faces in the morning!
We released our delicious 2016 Blush called Eclipse and it is just delicious! If you are headed to our fair state for the big ECLIPSE, stop by and pick up some of this divine Blush. Organizers are anticipating about 1 million people on the roads heading to the path of complete totality. We are in the path of 99.5% and decided we would stay put and open the vineyard to anyone who wants to watch that much over our gorgeous vines! Show up that morning … we’re planning Eclipse themed cookies …bring a picnic and stay for lunch. We’ve got a little music planned and we’re excited to see what happens.
Here’s the rundown for Music on the Patio:
Saturday, August 12th – great jazz with Jack Stern and Bill French. Jack makes his sax sing and Bill’s keyboard is magic under his fingers
Sunday, August 13th – some of the best guitar you will ever hear with Joey Aloia
Friday, August 18th – We will be closing at 2 PM to celebrate a wedding. If you want to come earlier that day – Noon to 2 PM – come on
Saturday, August 19th – More jazz
Sunday, August 20th – Buddy Evans brings his years of experience playing with Merle Haggard to our patio. He has the perfect country voice and definitely loves requests so come and make some.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21st IT’S THE BIG ECLIPSE…SEE ABOVE. CELESTIAL EVENT, COOKIES, WINE, MUSIC
Friday, August 25th – An Evening of Music with Suzette Rodway and GRACELESS LADY. Graceless Lady is Suzette Rodway (vocals), Connie Gougler (vocals/guitar), Christopher Woitach (lead guitar) and John Moak (trombone, cahon) covering your favorite tunes from Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nicki Bluhm, A Fine Frenzy, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Raitt, Jewel, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and more. You probably already know that Graceless Lady is part of a lyric from The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses … “The things you wanted I bought them for you. Graceless lady you know who I am. You know I can't let you slide through my hands.” We want to make sure this evening doesn’t slip through your hands so plan now. We have only 60 tickets available at $10/each. Call us at 503-992-1196 to reserve!
Saturday, August 26th – Taresa Ketcherside brings her vocals to the Patio.
Sunday, August 27th – The very popular Ron Sabin is back with his baritone and his guitar and his enormous songbook!
Music always starts at 2 PM = except August 25th when it is 6 PM!
Jim is working on one of the last steps in the 2016 Pinot Noirs, Trouble and Gemini, and you will be very happy with the results. They will be both be bottled sometime later this month or early in September and then rest for some months. We’ve tasted them with a couple of people who all thought they tasted great right now.
This crazy harvest year continues in the vineyard with all the heat doing who knows what to the grapes. Actually, Jim thinks it might move the ripening along enough to help us catch up from the cold wet winter/spring. Could be a mid-ish September harvest instead of October, which is what we were thinking originally. It is definitely not pleasant for people working in the vineyard. Getting an early morning start is helping somewhat so the work wraps up for the day around noon.
Think that’s it for now. Come and see us!
Holly and Jim
We now ship to thirteen locations. (Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC.)
Holly and Jim
We got married in 2006 under a beautiful teahouse that Jim built for us. We've known each other for over 40 years … Holly was a not very good secretary to Jim way back in New York in the television production business. Jim was known as "The Myth" for all he was able to accomplish. He ran a scrappy new company that was involved in such notables as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, many of the Central Park Concerts – from Barbra Streisand to George Shearing. Jim was even business manager for KISS! Holly spent her life raising money for good works and writing.
In 2006, after a lot of life had intervened (ask us, we'll tell you), a mutual friend threw his Cupid's darts and urged us to have lunch. We were both living in the Pacific Northwest by then, although 200 miles apart; Holly - a city girl, Jim - a farm boy. Holly drove down to Oregon, had a lovely lunch, drove home and told Jim he was terrific but geographically undesirable.
Jim was persistent….and, suddenly, there we were standing in a beautiful spot in the Willamette Valley getting married! It really is romantic owning a vineyard! Now we are a wedding destination.