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.
One lonely cotton plant in a West Texas vineyard… This really is a strange site. First all most of the plants you see here are grape vines. Dormant from the winter, the plants look like sticks without leaves on them tied to metal and bamboo poles and wires. But then … there it is ……
This post could go into a “So, you want to put in a vineyard 101” series, or maybe it should be called “Do you “really” want to put a vineyard in?” But then again, remember that my courses come with picture of my family and others doing what “they” know how to do, but I…
The signs of spring are upon us. Most of our later budding varieties of grapes are pruned and not budding out yet. But our early bud breaking Viognier is waking up. The Viognier buds below were photographed on March 31st, 2018. These buds are apical dominance buds which we are not as concerned about since they…