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!

Soft Opening Fun

Soft Opening at Peaceful Bend Vineyard crowd scene

Soft Opening of Peaceful Bend VineyardSoft Opening Recap

Wow, do you all ever know how to make a gal feel good!  Our soft opening last weekend was filled with good people, delectable wine, delicious music, building tours, and lots of tasty memories.

We truly appreciated all the help our friends, family, and neighbors gave to help get the opening going on the right foot.  Connie & Crystal were a huge help at the tasting table.  As you can see above, they kept me laughing while I figured out all the nuances of our new cash register.

We ended up deciding to set up outdoors and said to heck with the interim tasting room for now.  Elliott Ranney set up his bandstand on the front porch of the new winery building, and everyone spread out on the “lawn” in front of the building.  It worked so well, I think we’ll keep this set-up for the next few weekends as long as weather allows.

Soft Opening at Peaceful Bend Vineyard crowd scene

Clyde and I were thrilled that so many of you could make it out to enjoy the beautiful weather with us.  It was a bigger turnout than I had anticipated, and we scrambled to pull together a hodge-podge of tables & chairs.  No one seemed to upset though, so thanks for all the patience!

I have to say, the turnout this weekend plus all the messages here on the website, on our social pages, and the emails you’ve sent buoyed our spirits ao much.  I think we might just make it through this final stretch to opening the new building.

Babies got dusty at the soft opening at peaceful bend vineyard

So many adorable babies (and fur babies!) joined in on the festivities Saturday.  While adults sampled wine, our grandson Micah (at top) and his cousin (above) had a blast sampling the dirt around here. 🙂

Day-After Soft Opening Cuteness

the day after the soft opening

After any big event, there is always cleanup, and I have to say we had a pretty cute clean-up crew this time around. The kids camped out and on Sunday morning, they helped restore order around here.  Then the grand kids plus Julie climbed into one of the big tanks that Clyde brought out to clean.

royal waves from the tractor after the soft opening

After installing the cleaned tank in it’s proper spot, Clyde gave a tractor ride to our grand-niece-in-law.  She perfected her royal wave as they drove by!

I hope you enjoyed this peek at our soft opening weekend. We want to ‘tank’ everyone that came out last weekend.  We are so lucky to have such wonderful customers.

And if you couldn’t make it, I hope you can join us on an upcoming weekend.  We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

 

You just won’t recognize the place anymore

Winery Cleanup
As promised, I’m back to show the progress on the old winery cleanup site.  Can you believe what a difference?!? I am amazed at how fast, and what a change this has made in the landscape (and to be honest, our psyche as well) after the winery fire.  What was once a big pile of ashes is now….a big hole in the ground.

Winery Cleanup
After getting all the junk out of the space, Contractor Mark & his friend Mike spent 2 full days Wednesday and Thursday, jack-hammering out the old concrete.  The old dirt and concrete has been dumped over the side of the winegarden for future wine gardening!

Winery Cleanup
There’s a closer look at the jackhammer attachment on Mark’s skid steer.  I’m pretty sure Clyde didn’t try to sneak off in the middle of the night to play with the toys, er, tools, after the guys left for the evening.  Pretty sure. 🙂

They still have a day or two left before everything will be finished, but they are definitely making headway on all that mess.

Winery Cleanup
Last night, I was treated to a beautiful sunset.  Our new building will feature plenty of space to enjoy this type of scenery when you come for a visit!

I hope everyone out there has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.  Even though we’re not open, we will be thinking of you and making plans for you to come in the future.  Cheers!