There's Something Happening Around Here....
Wash your feet! Grape stomping time is about to begin, or to update the topic, "the clip clip clip of the snippers and the drop drop drop of the clusters" is about to begin. All we want at the vineyard is 10 more weeks of sun and warmth. Is that too much to ask?
BRANDY! Yep. Wisconsites love to drink their brandy, and now they have a local brandy to drink. The Old Sugar Distillery, 931 E. Main St., downtown, Madison has released it's "Brandy Station." It was an initial small batch and nearly sold out the first day it was available. Word is out that it is smooth, yet powerful. Check out the powerhorse on its label.
And in case you were wonderiing where the grapes came from to make this memorable nectar of the gods, just ask us. Why of course it was from Mitchell Vineyard. Next year Old Sugar will release a much larger batch, so watch for it in the early fall of 2012.
Look at what is available in the different seasons:
Spring Call ahead for our pruning class, held late April, early May each year. The 2011 pruning class has not yet been scheduled.
Summer If you would like to visit our farm please call ahead to make sure we will be working that day. For parties or weddings please call far in advance to work out logistics.
Autumn We will be having two winemaking classes at Mitchell vineyard this Fall. Saturday, September 1, from 8:30-10:00 AM and Sunday, September 9, from 10-11:30 AM. See "Winemakng Class" on the sidebar for more information. Cost is $20/per person. Please bring your questions, whether about hydrometers, how to grow grapes, trellis systems, when to pick grapes, or how to bring a bottle of wine to the vineyard to have us taste it with you. Cheers!
Winter While the vineyard is covered with snow, the vines and nature lovers need time to rest and bath in thoughts of the warm, glorious days of summer lately past, and the fresh fields and vineyard of spring anew.