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.
I am tantalizing you again with that picture. What in the world is that guy doing? Whose foot is that? Soon and very soon more “planting” pictures will come. But in the mean time… I finally have gotten the information of “what kinds of grapes we grow” put online. See the tabs at the top…
Harvest has started, but not all of the grapes are ready yet. We are now finished with around 20% of harvest for this year. Usually the white grapes are ready before the reds. But we want to wait till the sugar content or brix measurement is just right, so that the grapes will make great Texas wine.
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…