Sunday, December 29, 2013

the great press piles up and the barn comes down!!

We got a couple great christmas gifts from the press...

First Eric Asimov of The York Times wrote an article featuring the top 10 Oregon wines of the 2011 vintage! We were honored to be included in this stellar review and this great line up!!  

congrats to our neighbors too   -  Beaux Frères, Bethel Heights, Big Table Farm, Brick House, Evening Land, The Eyrie Vineyards, Erath Vineyard, St. Innocent, Soléna

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A super nice video review from the Wine is Serious Buisness guys  : )
http://www.wineisseriousbusiness.com/?p=390
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A nice review  from Sarah Egeland on the serious eats web site  - Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wines to Pair With a Holiday Roast : ) love that the riesling got some air time... I love this wine!!

Something rich, but with lots of acid. Big Table Farm has a really great unfine/unfiltered Riesling that would be outstanding with this. —Sarah Egeland (Smallwares)


While all those nice things were being said we've been busy little beavers around the farm. We got a ton of help from our friends Duane and Chuck who have been deconstructing our old barn ...

 

I say de-constructing not demolishing... this is a much slower less fun process that is very labor intensive and requires much more care and thought in order to save every last savable nail and piece of wood and scrap of tin from the roof. We hope to save, re-use and upcycle everything we possibly can. While this has been happening we've also been doing a ton of clean up and purging as well as getting all the winery plans ready for county submission and into engineering!! things are moving ... it's overwhelming and great  all at the same time!!




 










thanks again duane and chuck!! 



2 comments:

KAB said...

You and Brian are so courageous in pursuing your dreams…you are awesome. (Gorgeous photos, btw. Great portraits of Duane.)

MaryBee Engelman said...

Labor intensive - no kidding - What lifelong friends you have! Simply Golden! Good Luck & Be Safe! xo Bee