Happy (almost) Autumn to our Vino Fans,
I’m sure we aren’t the only folks to be relishing in the cooler nights we have been receiving this week. With the heat that couldn’t be beat, we saw a very early, small harvest of our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes this season. After an invigorating trip to the Yadkin wine region over Labor Day (versus the beach, thanks to Hermine) we surmised that grapes can be fickle, but continuous learning, experimenting and proper vine management practices will pay off sweetly (or dryly) in the end. We look forward to the possibility of expanding our varietals and number of vines as we continue to grow over the next few seasons.
IN OTHER NEWS
To sum up the summer, we were busier than expected! With two large family reunions, our dinner series, wine tastings and of course the Hawg in the Holler Music Festival, our property and plates were full of great activity. We are actively booking special events for 2017 and have only two to three weekend dates available and a handful of weeknights available in 2016 should you, your family or company wish to host an event.
Starting this month, gift certificates will be available for purchase for the holiday season. They can be written in any denomination and have no expiration. Our t-shirt and wine basket specials will be back as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
September is North Carolina Wine Month. We have added in a few great NC varietals for sale this month at both of our Wine Down’s. Support NC growers!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS- please join us!
September 28- Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm featuring Lynn Dean of Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry! No RSVP needed. Cash/credit beer and wine available.
October 5-11- Vino Oasi will be closed for events and tours. Any messages received during this time will be returned after October 11.
October 12: Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm featuring Susan Crews of Rodan + Fields. No RSVP needed. Cash/credit beer and wine available.
October 14- Join us at Lake Devin’s Red Barn in Oxford for Granville County Chamber’s annual Cluck and Shuck event. Details for that can be found here.
October 26: Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm. No RSVP needed. Cash/credit beer and wine available. (Vendor Spot Available- email us for details).
October 28- Halloween Party for All Ages! Join us from 6-10pm for a fun party for all! Pumpkin decorating, games, adult costume contest, nibbles, drinks and more. $5 per car. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details.
November 9: Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm featuring LulaRoe! No RSVP needed. Cash/credit beer and wine available.
November 23: Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm. No RSVP needed. Cash/credit beer and wine available. (Vendor Spot Available- email us for details).
December 4- Cocoa with Santa- 3-7pm. What fun it is to see Santa arrive on a firetruck! Complimentary photo with Santa, cookies, snacks, craft activities for the kids, ugly sweater contest for guy’s only. $15 per family. Drinks available for purchase. $5 Raffle to win the Vino Christmas tree! (Sorry, tree décor is not part of the win!).
December 14 & 28: Wine Down Wednesday – 5-8pm. No RSVP needed. Cash/credit beer and wine available. (Vendor Spots Available- email us for details).
December 31- 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Bash featuring Tim Cifers and the Band! Join us for a great array of foods, wine and beer while we listen to Tim and the guys crank it up in the barn. We will also have live footage from around the nation for the countdown and ball drop. More details to follow.
Well, as we like to say here at Vino, Sharing is Caring- forward this email to some friends you who think may enjoy what we are up to and/or who needs a place to hold their special event. Copy us in on the email and we’ll send a little welcome note, too.
Thanks for reading.
Until next time,
Lisa & Pierre