Hours: Year Round
It was late 1993 when my wife and I first discussed making our dream a reality. Both of us dreamed of living in the country, starting a small vineyard and raising a family. With the fast pace of daily life and job pressures, we took longer than anticipated but finally got to the point where we thought, it's now or never. After an extensive search, we finally found what we'd been looking for an old vineyard for sale out in the hilly, farm country south of Salem.
And then the real work began. At first we thought we could revive the plants and bring the original vineyard back to life, but that was not to be. Too much over growth and too much plant loss would have meant too much work for a wine of limited expectation. We decided to start over and plant a whole new vineyard from scratch. We were heartbroken at first, but eventually, we came to see it as an opportunity to start our own dream a clean slate from which to start fresh.
It was our love for this country around Salem, our love of wine and our love for each other that got us through the work. That, and a lot of help from friends and family. We pulled every plant and every post with a chain and a tractor spare time and weekends were spent in the vineyard.
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Starting Point will be shared in registration confirmation email
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
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