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Last blog we posted a picture of this bell:
Here's the story...
This is a Vanduzen and Tift bell made at the Buckeye Foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is believed to be made sometime around 1866. After production, this bell spent most of its days in Northeast Louisiana on a farm that our family used to own called Buck Meadow. Back in the day it was the primary means of communication in the farming community and was used as a signal for almost everything involved in day to day life on the farm. Different rings were used to indicate morning, noon, and night fall, as well as calling meeting, emergenices and many other things. The bell now resides at Presqu'ile Vineyard in California. We haven’t decided where to put it yet, but it’s a pretty cool piece of history and I'm sure we will find the perfect home for it. Any ideas?
Spring is here, which means the wine and music festivals are beginning! First one up is the Santa BarbaraVintners' Festival. We'll be there on April 20th pouring some of our favorites. Come enjoy great wines, delicious foods, and fun music in the sun. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Passin' A Good Time
Here is a sneak peak of just a few of the dishes we will be offering at the Winery Warming Party in June. Chef Maili Halme Brocke whipped up these delicious dishes for us to test out recently and we couldn't help but share.
Find out more about our Winery Warming Party and how to get an invitation here.
Coming up next... we're bottling! The next blog, you'll get the inside scoop on our upcoming vintages. *Spoiler Alert* They're freakin' awesome!
Lookin' forward to seein' ya'll in the tasting room soon!