Seems like an obvious question. I did some research and found some interesting studies. Besides savings on shipping and all that’s involved there, different studies show that local business put over HALF of there sales $’s back into the local economy. Big stores spend less than 25 to 30% with the local economy.
Let’s toast small, local businesses!
To all who came out to our 10th Annual Cabin Fever Open House! It was great to see so many friends and new as well! The Velvet Hour aged in the barrel was a HUGE hit! It will be available by Memorial Day weekend. Maybe sooner.
Last night, my husband grilled some steaks with garlic/coffee rub on them. As always, they were superb! What made it extraordinary was the 2005 Vintage of Massbach Reserve I pulled out of the basement to go with supper. Spicy with dark fruit notes- lovely. An oak-aged wine that was made early on in my winemaking career.
What’s really exciting is… What is the 2012 Reserve going to be like in 2020?!?!
I’ll make a date with it! WooHoo!
Retro pricing! When I opened the doors 10 years ago, there were 4 wines: Apple, Traumen, Sunrise Red and St. Pepin. Those wines will have the original prices on them for the weekend. WooHoo!
For 10 years, we have been growing and making wine. I would like to thank you for your support. I have enjoyed seeing so many people enjoy our wines but more than that – I have enjoyed seeing people enjoy a very important part of life – each other!
So, I would like to invite you to celebrate with us on the 15th. We will have some of my favorites things: Wine, Music and Food!
Mike Kelly will be setting the mood with great music while you enjoy a glass of Hot Red Storm in our new 10th Anniversary glass. But, don’t forget to pick up a few bottles of commemorative St. Pepin bottles all dressed up for the occasion.
We look forward to seeing you and look forward to many more “Vintage” years!
2-months worth of celebrating and toasting 10 years will start tomorrow with music from Mike Kelly. Also, a special Daffodil and Velvet Hour tasting for those that brave the cold and come to Massbach Saturday.
Watch for specials and Events for the next couple months.
This label was on one of four wines we had when we opened our doors 10 yrs ago.
If you don’t want to fight the crowds this weekend, you know you can always find parking and a friendly smile in Massbach.
I believe this time of year is about appreciating and spending time with those we treasure; family and friends. The biggest part of our happiness in life is our relationship with others. That’s where we fit in.
Coming out to Massbach, you and your loved ones enjoy our friendly atmosphere, enjoy the scenic views God has painted, and enjoy this local product.
Massbach Ridge will soon to be open for 10 years. I’ve been asking myself, “What is our purpose? Why do we make wine?” The answer is simple – For YOU – To see you enjoy time with each other and appreciate the beautiful things in life.
Also, I have a theory that a glass of wine makes everyone a little more loveable. 🙂
Love and Cheers,
The leaves are georgous this week! Yellows, different shades of red and still remaining green. Come out and visit us. Warm up with a glass of Velvet Hour.
Before wine is finished fermenting, the bubbles and natural sweetness from the remaining juice makes a lovely beverage. Burcek is the Czech term.
I prefer the whites (St. Pepin and Vignoles) but the light reds are enjoyable too. Our wines are done fermenting but I will be sure to let you know next year when you catch this unique drink.
Fermentation is in the air. Working with the new wines is always exciting. St. Pepin will be fermenting with a few hours; Foch is done; Frontenac to be harvested next weekend. Vignoles is ripening quick with this heat!
Getting excited for Vintage IL and Stomp on the 28th!