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:
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.
Who wrote this poem?
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||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?
Answer: Prepping the winery site for the surveyor!
Presentation and Seminar Schedule
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
To order wines and winery gift items