Saturday, June 07, 2008

Weekend Update

The second Abba Anthony post is partly written and will go up later this weekend. Friday night we went to the end of school awards ceremony at the boys' school. Today we finished shearing a little later than planned due to the same thunderstorms that delayed the first Anthony post. With temperatures in the high 90's Susan and I were about as hot as the sheep were before the wool came off. I did take a break midday to go over to Glen Manor Vinyards just south of us on the other side of the old family farm. Susan's cousin Jeff planted his first grapes back in 95 and, after growing for other local winemakers, had the grand opening of his own winery today. There was a good turnout of friends, neighbors and local notables for the ribbon cutting, with Virginia's Secretary of Agriculture in attendance to lend a hand. The photo below is next year's vintage aging in oak.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Cool! Nothing like having a winemaker in the family! Much of the apple acreage in my county has been replanted in wine grapes. I don't know whether that's good or bad, but I like the idea that if I buy wine from Chateau Morrisette, some of it may have come from my neighbor's vineyard down the road.