Interim Tasting Room Opening!

 

Opening & Hours for the interim tasting room

Great news everyone!  Though the winery rebuild is still going on, we are excited to open an interim tasting room here on September 30, 2017 at 11am, with live music by Elliott Ranney starting at 2pm.  Yipee!!!

What to Expect

Interim Tasting Room at Peaceful Bend while waiting for the new winery rebuild

The interim tasting room is actually this shed, which Clyde has been hard at work cleaning out and making room for bottled wine, tanks, and barrels.  We’ve still got some work to do, but things have been coming together this past week, so I’m pretty sure we’ll be in good shape by the 30th.

We have seven of our most popular wines available again, so you’ll find something to sip on while you catch up with our progress. Plus you’ll be able to check out all the updates on the new winery building for yourself (we’ll give pre-tours of the new space as time and safety allow).

We’ll have a tasting table set up inside the shed, but currently there isn’t enough space for indoor picnics, so we’ll just be using the great outdoors for relaxing with a glass or two!  We do have a nice tent to help provide shade for those of you who want to be out of the sun.

The bad news is, for the time being, we’ll only have porta potties for bathroom space.  BUT, they will be nice and clean, and I’m also renting a hand-washing station so you can clean up a little easier.

Also, you might consider bringing your own lawn chair for the first couple of weeks, though we do have several folding chairs here just in case.  We’ll get something figured out as soon as we can on the table/chair front.

Regular Interim Tasting Room Hours

The interim tasting room will be open Friday-Sunday from 11-6 throughout the fall and early winter until the winery rebuild is finished.  We’ll also be hosting live outdoor music on Saturdays, so be sure to check out the offerings on our event page.

So if you’ve been pining for our wine (or just pining for us like Clyde, Pepe, Maggie, and I have all been pining for YOU), plan to come out and see us one of these fall weekends!

Thirsty Thursday in Washington, MO

Not all who wander are lost. Some are just on a Wine Walk!

Not all who wander are lost. Some are just on a Wine Walk!

Hopefully this rain lets up today, because I’ll be up in Washington Missouri for the Thirsty Thursday Wine Walk.  I’ll be set up at my usual spot on Main Street at My Vintage Varia from 5-8pm.  This is the coolest shop with loads of neat mid-century antiques, vintage re-purposed items, and general gift inspiration.  What could be better than shopping with wine?

Hope to see you tonight!

Wine and Halloween Candy Pairing Tips

Wine and Candy PairingAre you planning to grab a glass of wine while you hand out candy this Halloween?  If you’re anything like me, you’ll also be opening a few pieces of candy too.  After all, they’re just little packages. 🙂 Here are three of my tips for what types of wines pair well the different candies. Wine and Halloween Candy

  • Dry white wines like our Dry Creek or Courtois need a candy with a little less sugar to it.  Think gummy bears, nerds, or starburst.  Plus the fruity flavors in the candy often match the citrus-y notes in the dry whites.
  • Red wines go with chocolate.  Do you have a dry red (Norton, perhaps)?  Search for those dark chocolate snickers or hershey’s bars to pair with the dry reds.  On the other hand, a semi-sweet red wine, such as our Yadkin Creek, or a sweet red wine calls for Reese’s Peanut butter cups, twix, or butterfingers.
  • Semi-sweet and sweet white wines such as our Whittenburg or Sweet River White are delicious paired with bit-o-honey, jolly ranchers, or the perennial autumn treat – candy corn!

I hope you enjoyed these wine and candy pairing tips.  Come by the winery on Halloween anytime between 11am and 6pm to enjoy our Just Here For The Boos Wine And Candy Pairing.  You’ll love treating yourself!

 Wine and Candy PairingAre you planning to grab a glass of wine while you hand out candy this Halloween?  If you’re anything like me, you’ll also be opening a few pieces of candy too.  After all, they’re just little packages. 🙂 Here are three of my tips for what types of wines pair well the different candies. Wine and Halloween Candy