There are new wines to show you! I really like doing this, but well – well I have lots of things to do, and even if one of my favorite things to do is running down to wineries and tasting the wine that they have made with our grapes – well I just don’t get to do that very often. But here is one I really need to show you.
These photos will seem very strange to my friends who have seen my backyard lately. Everything is currently dead as a door nail. I was going to show you a picture, but you really don’t want to see a picture. But these pictures were taken last summer when we received a preview bottle of Landon Wineries 2008 Tempranillo. But now it is really, really ready.
Russ Kane has an interesting review of this wine at his site here. Here is a really cool YouTube movie of the harvest and wine making process in action from Landon Winery that I found on Russ’s site. I can hear My Honey in the background at the beginning of the video. If you are interested in Texas wine, you really should check up frequently on Russ’s blog because he has great updates on whatever is going on with Texas wine. I think he gets out of the house a little more freqently than I do.
Here is what Landon Winery did with some of our Tempranillo grapes from 2008.
Here is a close-up so that you can see the label that we are rather proud of. Notice the vineyard designation.
Here is another pose. Hmmm, do you like the first portrait that is clearer in the background or do you like this one better with the bokeh flowers in the background?
Here is one last pose since I just like to take pictures. I actually think that I like tasting this wine better than even taking it’s picture though. Where is another bottle? This one was emptied before I even got the pictures posted for you.
Now I know that I said that I wouldn’t get behind this spring on posting about the vineyards and other crops, but I did. We have had all kinds of music goings on and a wedding. We have just been busy. So here are some pictures that I took at the beginning of April. If…
The question is there… and it was asked by at the Austin Food & Wine Festival and Jessica Dupuy of Texas Monthly Magazine. Here is their answer in Jessica’s article in Texas Monthly Magazine. Here is another great article by Matt McGinnis in the Austin Culture Map. Wow, it looks like they had a great time…
Rain! We actually got some rain. We have received 3 to 4 inches of rain in 4 days. We are thankful to God for these much needed rains. Cliff was saying that it might actually be nice if it would not rain for a couple of weeks. Of course by then, we will be praying…
Yes, our organic row crops are in need of rain, but we also need to test the grapes in our vineyards to see if they are ready for harvesting. Grape harvest looks like it will start earlier the year than it usually does.