The results are in from the 2015 Michigan Wine Competition and, once again, the Devil's Head Red was selected as the Best of Class in the semi-dry red category. Just the piece of good news we needed to get us through a long, crazy summer. The Devil's Head Red won the same trophy two years ago, so we entered it again this year just to keep the judges honest. Sure enough, they picked it a second time. Keith has done a spectacular job of converting all of the 2014 harvest into wonderful wines. That has not been easy considering that 2014 was our most challenging year both weather and grape wise. Karma Vista also took home a double gold medal at the same competition for our Peach Train, a fantastic peach wine made from our own fresh peaches. Granddaughter Gwen is in charge of quality control for the peach crop and is currently inspecting the fruit for the upcoming vintage. "Now that I'm in charge, I think we can get a triple gold next year," Gwen has been overheard thinking. Summer is almost gone and the grapes are turning color. The 2015 crop looks incredible at this point. We've had more rain than we need and are envisioning a warm, dry fall. The tasting room is busy and only going to get more so as we head into September and October. We have to remind ourselves to take the time to really appreciate the beauty of the vineyards and the sky around us. Don't rush it. Let the moment come to you. It's a great time of year. The beauty of nature is its own reward, but the trophy is nice too!