Good things coming!

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Hi all!  I’m so excited to post this update since we have a couple of pieces of big news.First up, the excavator is out here today clearing trees and brush for the new winery building.  The picture above is looking across the driveway from the cottage around 6:30(ish) this morning.

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That’s a closer look at the tangled woods that have to come out.  Clyde has been sitting on his hands to keep from playing with driving this bulldozer!

Fortunately the professional equipment operator kept his keys!  And put in a good morning’s work – here’s what the same spot looks like now:

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Whoa! I have to admit I was a bit in shock when I looked out the window late this morning, and could see our hay field instead of those trees. It was a little taste of what everyone will get to enjoy once we have the new building up and running.

By the way, if you’d like an idea of what we’ll be putting up, check out this post for a peek at our plans.

The other piece of news is that Clyde is making wine at our wonderful winery neighbors, Red Moose Vineyards.  He started three batches of wine last week in their empty tanks, and has one more load of juice coming in this afternoon.  Hopefully by the time the building is ready, we’ll have at least a few of our normal wines available to purchase again.

Right now we hope to have the production area of the new winery ready to go by harvest time in August, but I’m not sure on when the tasting room will be ready.


It feels so good and uplifting to have all this forward momentum going on here.  I can’t thank everyone that has donated to us, given us a shoulder to cry on, or sent us an encouraging note – you’ve been lifesavers!  I’m really looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.  Cheers!

25 Replies to “Good things coming!”

  1. I’m so happy for you guys! It was great to see you at Hartford and looking forward to more good times at Peaceful Bend.

  2. I am so excited for/with you! This first day of excavation is just a small “taste” (“taste”…..see what I did there? HA) of the great things to come! Blessings……love……Jill

  3. This is outstanding news! Great to see you’re making progress, and will be first in line when you’re open for sales, tasting room open or not.

  4. I’m so glad you all are making headway on rebuilding. I know its been rough. Looking forward to the new winery and seeing you all in business again.

  5. So wonderful to see you all moving forward! I’m so sad every time I drive through Steelville because I can’t stop by and see you and pick up a couple of bottles of my favorite wine!

  6. OMG, now I’ll be checking my email every day to see what is happening at Peaceful Bend.??

  7. I’m SO excited to read about the progress and see the pictures! Can not wait to follow the rebuild on here. And as a side note… I think one of your first new wines should be named Phoenix…. Created from the ashes, with all of the heart and soul we infuse into each and every bottle. Just a thought….
    Love you two and can’t wait to see the next update!! YAY!!

  8. I am sooo glad to hear of your progress in building!!
    I just opened my last bottle of Whittenburg, in celebration of your most recent update!
    Can’t wait to visit!

  9. WE ARE SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU SOON. WE WILL STOP BY LIKE ALWAYS BEFORE WE GET OVER TO WILDWOOD SPRINGS. KEEP ON TAKING THOSE PHOTOS1 🙂
    LOVE,
    KIM AND ELMO

  10. How about a time lapse sequence when the work really gets going? What else do you have to do?

  11. We are coming up on July 8th and July 9th and you guys are always our first stop. Are we going to have to bypass you this year??

  12. Oh, I hate that we’ll miss you, but we won’t have anything ready by then Jeni. Keep us in your plans for the next trip though!

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