Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is having a great extended weekend so far!  We are open today from 11-6 and the weather is gorgeous.  If you are looking for a relaxing spot to picnic or just enjoy the sunshine, we’ve got a table with your name on it here in our winegarden!

Clyde and I would also like to take this moment to say thank you to all the veterans, active service men and women out there that have taken on the tough job of serving our country.    Thank you!

I think I’m recovered

Last weekend’s Americana Festival really took it out of Clyde and I.  There’s something about staying up until 2:30 and 3 am for three nights in a row that we just aren’t meant to do anymore, I guess!  Fortunately, we’ve had a chance to catch up on our sleep this week and get geared up for Memorial Day weekend.  Good thing too, since we anticipate lots more fun!

Saturday afternoon we will be hosting local Cuba, MO band Junction 19 from 2-5 pm in our winegarden.  Sunday features Michele Isam and Dave Toretta from 1:30-4:30pm.

Of course, if it starts raining, we might all just run for cover in the wine cellar or salesroom.  Either way, we’ll all have a great time!

I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who made the 2011 Americana Festival another one to remember!  Simple Folk Production’s Bill Startz put together another great set of musicians, Bob-a-cue was delicious as always, and all our guests were the best audience a winery gal could ask for!

John Cromwell has steadily been adding videos of some of the performances, workshops, and spur-of-the-moment performances out in the winegarden from the weekend.  If you want to check out his footage, just click here.  I’ll try to get my pictures edited and posted next week sometime.

The video below is the only one I caught with my little camera, but it’s a fun one for me.  All weekend long the musicians all got on stage and played together in various groupings, and I got to film Tyler Grant playing with Nathan Blake Lynn and the Goldmine Pickers on Saturday night.  Check out the video to see why I like it so much!

Finally, I just want to send out a thank you to everyone who called and called and called yesterday.  We did indeed survive all these storms with no damage to our lives, and minimal physical damage to the buildings.  Our phone line was hit by lightening on Wednesday and didn’t get back to working again until late Thursday afternoon, so I apologize for the lack of communication lately.  It’s been so heartening to know that so many of you have been thinking of us and keeping us in your thoughts through all this crazy spring weather – thank you so much.  We are blessed to have you all as our friends, family and customers!

I hope we’ll see you this weekend, and if not, that you have a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend!  Cheers!

Whew!

I was definitely getting nervous, but it looks we are just about set for the concerts tonight.  A little organizing and a floor for the stage will be all we need to listen to some of the best guitarists in the U.S.!  There are still tickets available for the concerts tonight and Saturday, so if you are interested in coming, just give me a call.  Cheers!