It may be a few days late, but we would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we are celebrating by taking a long winter’s nap.. Kidding! ‘Tis the season for mulled wine, egg nog, and gluwhein, so grab a glass and a friend and bring on the yuletide merriment!
Here at Dale Hollow Winery, we will be busy in wine making mode for the upcoming stretch of winter. The plan is to try and open back up in mid to late April, after wine is aged, bottled, dressed up, and deemed ready for enjoyment. I would be remiss if I didn’t admit that this also provides time for the glorious work in the vineyard- pruning our 1,500ish vines, building more trellis, lumber-jacking some tress, and everything else under the sun. Farming.
Thanks again everyone for a wonderful 2016 during our soft opening events. We had a great time and look forward to 2017. Who knows, we may even arrange for one of them big grand opening ceremonies where we cut a giant ribbon with a comically large pair of scissors, like these guys:
In the mean time, just sit back and cozy up next to the chestnuts roasting on an open fire with a good book and a bottle of Dale Hollow and imagine the vineyards look like the picture shown below (not exactly our vineyard, but we do have vines and posts and some trees). It may not have been a white Christmas, but that didn’t keep Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye from tap-dancing in our heads all season long.
Have a sleigh ride, build a snowman, and come back and see us next spring!