After 8 inches of rain here in Steelville, the Meramec river and all the creeks around town were full to overflowing. I headed down to our river frontage here at Peaceful Bend this morning, just about when the Meramec was cresting and snapped a few shots of the scenery down there.
Of course, Pepe came along to inspect the waters too! He was happy to lap up some of that muddy water too – guess it must have been extra flavorful stuff!
Our river neighbors wisely hung their chairs out of the way of the rising waters. When the river isn’t flooded the seat of those hanging chairs are about mid-chest height on me.
So I think only the squirrels will be using these chairs today!
This delicate little Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) is holding up well despite the torrential rain and flooding. Mother nature always has a few surprises up her sleeve, doesn’t she?!?
The sun was out here at the winery by 10am so we are hoping to dry out a bit now. Perfect weather for kicking back with a glass of wine!
Whew, what a crazy couple of weeks we’ve experienced around here. I haven’t been able to keep up with much online, but I think the schedule is starting to even out a bit now. Just in time for me to announce the newest release of our Dry Creek!
Lot #6 is dry and made from Vignoles and Vidal grapes. This year’s version is an oak-y treat perfect for those of you that enjoy rich, buttery white wines. Smoked salmon, pork roasts and even venison have been great pairings that we’ve tried with this wine so far. You’ll definitely want to give this wine a sample next time you’re in the tasting room.
And on a catch-up note, I’ve posted a few pictures of the hors d’oeuvres hour before the Wine Cellar Concert last weekend up on our facebook page. Unfortunately I didn’t think to bring my camera down into the concert this year. But I will share that Brewer Science‘s founder, Terry Brewer, made a comment that the “music flowed off the stage like butter”. And that just makes me hungry for more wonderful music in our wine cellar. I hope you can join us for our next concert here at Peaceful Bend!
Lisa Jones will be entertaining us in the wine garden on June 6 starting at 2pm. Be sure to join us for a relaxing afternoon of wine, music and great conversation.
Also, on a personal note, Clyde and I have been really busy dealing with some family issues this past few weeks, and so I haven’t been able to post much here other than event announcements. I hope next week that I’ll be able to get back on track with more informative posts here on the blog. Let me know if you have any wine-related topic you’d like me to delve into here. Cheers!