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Summer in the Home Vineyard

This year in our tiny vineyard (10 vines) we lost our Dornfelder grapes to the ravages of heat, insects, and birds. Yes, we sprayed using the same Bordeaux mix we successfully used last year but between the heat, insects, and birds we didn’t stand a chance this year. However, a few steps away the Niagara […]

Where is Spring?

Just a few days ago the evening temperatures dropped to the mid thirties and the day struggled to reach the fifties. The wood stove had a fire burning all day. The rain continued for the third day and I wondered if Spring would put in a showing this year. My grape vines were reluctant to […]

Presque Isle Wine Cellars –Dornfelder Wine

We opened a bottle of Lake Erie Dornfelder 2007 produced by Presque Isle Wine Cellars in Pennsylvania. Aged in oak for 10 months and with 11 percent alcohol, this wine offered earthy aromas with nuances of fragrant wild violets. The smooth taste was accompanied by currant nuances and the wine finished crisp with mild tannins. We […]

Grapevines in the Home Garden

I just looked at the few grapevines we have in the yard. The Niagara grapes which were the size of a pinhead  just a few weeks ago are now much bigger and I can hardly wait. Unfortunately due our trip to Colorado, weeds and shrubbery and too much rain has started to take its toll. […]

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