Winter in Wine Country
The snow hit hard and heavy this November. Overnight, the County was covered in a blanket of white, with frosty temperatures and shorter days heralding the end of the 2019 season unequivocally. Our little solar winery hung onto every drop of sunlight possible. We shut off nearly all power in the production building to save every precious ounce of battery life for heat — important if we don’t want our wine to freeze into barrel-sized ice cubes. Our work on the Farmhouse kitchen finished just in time for the change of seasons, so we set up our winter tasting room inside the newly renovated house and added simple food pairings to our tasting menu with bowls of warm comfort food on Saturdays.
While the County is known for its bustling summer tourism season, it truly comes alive in the winter. The quiet of the off-season translates to free time for the locals, and there’s no shortage of parties, events, and festivals to keep us all moving. Our doors will be open on New Years Eve for last minute wine buying on the way to whichever awesome midnight party you end up at. In the new year our team will be busy preparing for several bottling runs, including some exciting wines from the 2019 vintage to be released in the Spring. We’ll be serving delicious things out of the Farmhouse all winter long, with special menus in February for Vinterfest and in March for Maple in the County. Follow our Instagram or Facebook page for the latest updates.