Our 2014 Riesling won a silver medal this week at the Tasters Guild International competition held annually in Grand Rapids. So that’s kinda cool. Just bottled a few weeks ago, it is easily the tastiest riesling we have ever made. Bright apple; crisp; just the right amount of cowbell. So we've got that going for us. Temps have warmed up and spring may actually hang around this time without the usual nasty frosts as in prior years. So that’s kinda nice. Next up is bottling the Muscat, Marquette, Peach Train and Devil’s Head, all of which are tasting great in the cellar next door. I've got a fever, and only more wine can quench it! So that’s kinda groovy.
This past winter was cruel once again, but let's try not to dwell on that. Some of the vines that were dead last year, are still dead this year. So that's kinda lame. It is not a crop for the faint of heart. I keep reminding people that this is a dangerous business. I am a trained professional, don’t you at home try this. Occasionally, I have to remind myself of that fact. I have been at this a long time now and I still think it is safe to say that 2015 will be an odd year. So we’ve got that to look forward to. See you soon!