Last Weekend Might Have Gone To The Dogs


Amanda shakes Pepe's paw

Pepe made the rounds again this past weekend as everyone enjoyed the afternoon in our makeshift outdoor tasting room.  I think he’s trying to tell Amanda where the treat box is located!

Live music provided by Adam Yount

Adam Yount kept everyone entertained throughout the afternoon.  This guitar has been fixed up recently, but was only used sparingly on Saturday.  However, Adam kept his other guitar smokin’ all day!

Mike and Robin brought two of their great danes to enjoy the music.  Their brindle great dane, Bryce, found everything very relaxing!

While Bryce slept, our guests Amanda and Steve were surrounded by other dogs.  Pepe’s in the chair, and Maggie is at Steve’s feet, while Steve’s own husky, Mishka, surveys the crowd.  You just never knew when dog treats would appear!

This group of folks come every year

This group visits us every year while they take an annual camping trip in the area.  They were getting in the Halloween spirit while we got the front porch ready at the beginning of the day.

And one final peek at the day that a customer took with his drone.  Once he gets up there, the view is amazing!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us this weekend!  We will do it all over again this coming Saturday, when we will host Mark Gordon from 2-5pm.  If you haven’t taken a break yet this fall, then be sure to come out and enjoy the afternoon with us!

Floored

We were literally floored this week. On Sunday morning, our contractor’s crew pulled in to rough in the plumbing for the new winery building. We felt for them; working in the full sun on a hot day had to be tough, but they were finished by a little after noon.

On Wednesday, the concrete crew came in to build and install the floor drain we need in the cellar. They finished their work just in time to clean up and head out before a big rain storm.

After a day to let things dry out, the concrete crew came back Friday. Trucks of concrete started rolling in, and by late afternoon we had a smooth, hard concrete wine cellar floor.  It’s Pepe approved, as you can see in the video!

Next week brings the crew back to pour the outdoor loading dock/press pad on the back of the building. I’ll be sure to video the next phase too – thanks for taking a look at the progress.  Cheers!

R.I.P. Spark

Spark
I’m here with sad news this morning. Our older cat, Spark, died sometime last night of old age.  She provided many moments of love and mirth around here over the years and will be missed.

20151130_150454She will be remembered fondly for her ability to warm laps, her haughty expressions, conning food out of even the most ardent of cat-haters, and a rather evil dexterity when it came to beating up my neighbor’s dog Paco the chihuahua.  Happy trails Spark.