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The Winery

We are happy to report an architectural firm has been selected to design the winery, Harley Associates Architects of Batavia, Ohio. Here is the latest concept drawing, subject to change. This simple facade conceals an elegant functional operation, with a barrel room that is partially buried in the slope, fermentation, finished goods, office, lab, and covered crush pad.  Please feel free to e-mail comments via the Comment Form at the bottom of the page.


...and the approximate location on site:

Winery site

The building schedule is aggressive, but we will be crushing this year in the new facility. Our first vintage will be in 2001, when our vines will be 3 years old. 

Be sure to check out the "Growers Forum" for technical information if you are interested in growing vinifera in southern Ohio. The link is at the bottom of the "Vineyard" page.

Trivia question: 
Who wrote this poem?

"And this Song of the Vine,
This greeting of mine,
The winds and the birds shall deliver
To the Queen of the West,
In her garlands dressed,
On the banks of the Beautiful River."

(See the Vineyard page for the answer!)

Pictures of the week

Pruning begins, February 7, 2001             Lola and scion wood Economics of Vineyard Management
Pruning begins New baby Lola helps Daddy select cuttings for scion wood Ron discusses Economics of Vineyard Management, Ohio State Grape Wine Short Course, Feb. 19

Puzzle of the week

Question: Has Ron lost his mind? Why is Ron using the lawnmower on February 8?

Lawn mowing in February?


Answer: Prepping the winery site for the surveyor!


Presentation and Seminar Schedule


2001 Calendar


Ron's Calendar

Monday, February 19    Ohio State Grape Wine Short Course, Columbus, OH - "Economics of Vineyard Establishment"

Saturday, February 24    "The New Grower", Adams County, OH

Watch this space for current updates on the vineyard, harvest, and construction of the winery, wine releases, special events and more. 


Ron Barrett and Nancy Bentley

Phone   937 . 392 . 1178

Fax       775 . 416 . 9184 

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