Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Short Drive to a Texas Vineyard


This is a post I had planned to write before Christmas. With all the holiday plans of family visits, I simply ran out of time to post.








The winery is an example of true entrepreneurship. The owner had an idea and pursued that dream of growing her own grapes and making wine.


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I thought I might show you what a Texas vineyard looks like during the winter months, with plans to return as the seasons change.

In talking with the owner, she let me know it is not as glamorous as one might think. It is hard work...and, she and her husband do most of the work.


The first big job of the season will be to prune the vines just before spring. Timing is everything. Isn't that the same in our own spring gardens...a late frost can take us by surprise!


The vineyard's Wine Tasting Room, where I bought several bottles of port to give as Christmas gifts.

Last years' grapes I grew at The Farm
I hope you will come back and visit with me, when the grape vines are in bloom....

Meggie Mac

13 comments:

  1. It will be lovely to see everything in full bloom Meggie, look forward to that.

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    1. Hello Anne....I'm ready to see some blooms, too. I think we have another month to go before winter is over.

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  2. Love the label on the wine bottle, let's hope the weather is kind while the pruning is being undertaken. x

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    1. I think the critical time is when they are blooming...a cold snap could affect the grape production.

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  3. My mother used to grow concord grapes to make jelly. We only had a few vines, so the work was manageable. It would be interesting to take a winery tour.

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  4. My plan is to go back when they bloom, then again as the grapes begin to grow....it will be a mini-tour of this winery through-out the year.

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  5. There's a little vinyard along the road from me. I love a bit of wine tasting!!!! Jx

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  6. You do live in a very different world even though you live just at the other end of I-35!

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  7. I live in "wine" country--in fact the city of Woodinville has so many that they actually have shuttle buses between the wineries! I love hearing stories of a dream coming together; I think that's what makes America great:-D

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  8. Hi Susan....I couldn't agree with you more....I loved listening to this woman tell her story of how she started the vineyard from nothing. And...she is not a young woman. I will do some follow up stories on this! Loved your flower post from today. You are so creative !!

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  9. I have enjoyed looking at your blog and do miss Texas. I first had a store in Old Town Spring for 6 1/2 years starting in l987. Spring always came in February and I loved that. Of course, I do not miss the heat and humidity.

    I enjoyed your blog!

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  10. What a nice find. A winery is a lot of work, but they must love doing it.

    janet

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  11. My husband really enjoys visiting the local wineries. I go along for the photo opportunities. :-)

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