July started with our largest harvest yet! With the help of a couple of friends we harvested 1871 lbs from four rows of our Blanc Du Bois grapes!! It was sad that we could not have our harvest festival and grape stomp, but the grapes look great. We will reschedule the festival and grape stomp when we are allowed to open back up.
We had amazing community support during the six weeks we were able to reopen! Thank you all so much!! Unfortunately, as many of you already know, due to Governor Abbott’s executive order GA 28 we are ordered to close our doors again as of 6/26. We have no idea when we will be open again.
When/If we are able to open we will continue to take precautions against Covid 19 in order to keep our customers and family safe and healthy.
We will be:
- Only seating outdoor spaces (you may bring chairs or blankets)
- Continue to use disposable glassware (you may bring your own wine glasses)
- Employees will me wearing masks
- Customers encouraged to wear masks while purchasing wine in the tasting room
- All food will be served in disposable containers
- Social distancing will be employed (easy to do in our large outside space!)
- Adhere to all CDC recommendations for sanitizing spaces before and after use, including restrooms and the POS system
- No parties greater than 10
May 26 is a day we celebrate every year. The day we closed on our land and started making our dream become a reality. We have worked very hard on this project, but sometimes its hard for us to see. When we look out, we just see what still needs to be done. So on May 26, we sit and look through all the photos that have been taken over the years. The progress and growth is just amazing!
Left: 2020 (top) 2016 (bottom) Right: 2020 (top) 2018 (bottom)
This has been a very difficult time for everyone in our community and state. It has been scary not knowing what will happen and worrying about the health of people we love. As you know we have been closed due to Covid since March 16, 2020. We are very lucky and blessed to have other jobs with a guaranteed salary, unlike many small business owners, laborers and people that got furloughed. Still, we have been stalled in completing many of the upgrades and projects that we were planning to have complete by summer 2020, only a couple of short weeks away. We have been using this “extra” time at home though to work diligently in the grapes and spending quality time with Max (our baby). As you can see they are flourishing in all the attention.
We are opening in a limited capacity May 16, 2020. All outdoor seating. The grounds and pavilion will be open and allows for plenty of room to stay 6 ft apart. Bottle service only. We are not able to give tastings at this time. No parties larger than 8.
We hope all of you are safe and healthy and that we can all overcome and get back to normal as soon as possible!
We have had a great start to 2020! In January, community members came out to help us prune the vines. It was a super fun day!
In February we held our first pairing event, Cupcake Wine Pairing, for Valentines Day. We had event more people than we anticipated. The cupcakes, from Champagne Cakery, were delicious!! It’s the first of many pairings. Thank you for all the community support so far. We have definitely felt the love!!
Happiest of New Years to all our friends, customers, and followers! We are so thankful for all the support so far. Hope everyone gets a chance to come out and share this beautiful place with us. Happy New Year from our family to yours!
We are especially thankful this year! We had our first tasting on Small Business Saturday at Homegrown. It was exciting and super fun!!
Saturday 11 – 6
Sunday 11 – 5
Fall is setting in early this year and the grapes are showing it. The tasting room is at 85% and we are gearing up for the final pieces. Keep looking in for our opening date.