Vineyard Cleanup…

One of the problems we’ve had in the vineyard is that last year the weeds went a little crazy, so much so that it made just walking up and down the rows quite a challenge. I had the rows cleaned … Continue reading

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We’re in print!!!!

We’ve been subscribing to the Virginia Wine Lover magazine for quite sometime, probably since their inception or soon thereafter. Sometime last year, I noticed a link in one of their eMail newsletters about hosting your own Virginia Wine tasting party, … Continue reading

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Slow month…

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a month since my last post. It has been rather slow on the progress front. I made a couple of trips down to the Charlottesville area, but mostly to meet with contractors. After … Continue reading

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The first of many trips to FOODĒ.

Almost a year ago, FOODĒ opened in oldtown Fredericksburg. I’ve been wanting to go there for months, ever sense I first found out about their existence. When it comes to sourcing fresh, local ingredients, they are doing a lot of … Continue reading

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Work on the winery continues.

My parents and I drove down yesterday to work on building the foundation wall that will separate the future tasting room from the winery part of the building. I had 275 12″ cinder blocks, a cubic yard of sand and … Continue reading

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Holiday goodies.

I remember growing up that right around Christmas time, my dad would always make Filhozes (Pumpkin Fritters). Very simple, they consist of pumpkin, flour, sugar, eggs, and a little bit of salt, water and cinnamon. Once fried they are covered … Continue reading

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Winery foundation.

It’s been a long time coming to this point, but a little more progress has just been made. We started digging out for the foundation last week, and of course, we hit rock. I guess that’s what happens when you … Continue reading

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All things Portuguese.

I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned this before, but I was born on the Portuguese island of Terceira. My parents moved back to Portugal a few years back, and Tracie and I go visit about every other year. I try … Continue reading

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A little Christmas Cheer.

It’s hard to believe it’s Christmas time already. This year has absolutely flown by. Tracie got the whole house decorated for Christmas, and now it’s time for a little Holiday drink.

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Construction and vineyard updates.

A lot has gotten done in the last couple of weeks. A couple of loads of stone were spread out over the driveway making it look like more of an entrance. I spent some time down at the Nelson County … Continue reading

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