Jul 28

Our Little Family

Friday, July 28, 2017 It is hard to believe July is almost over.  My little family of Michael and Pearl, we all have summer birthdays.  A time to reflect on the past and think about our future.  We all have many families, the ones we live with, the ones we are born into and the families we choose to have along the way. We know our Hanover Park family means so much to us.  They come to visit, share about life, a little wine, a little food.  When certain people… Read More

Jul 21

Weddings

July 21, 2017 This is a wedding weekend at Hanover Park.  The Studio has been transformed once again and it looks beautiful.  Every bride comes in and creates their vision for the space and the feeling they want for their special day. The Studio was always at the end of our property.  Our neighbor asked us if we wanted to buy the building.  We decided to go for it, cleaned out the many earlier lives of the building, added new windows, and heat and air- which works very well, even… Read More

Jul 14

France and Remembering

Today is Bastille Day, a day I don’t usually think about very much.  I do think about how France and our travels there over the years have truly changed and influenced our lives. The story always begins with… we went on our honeymoon to the South of France.  We rented a very small car in Nice, it could hold our 2 suitcases and a case box in the back.  We had our first and our last reservation and went to explore where some of our favorite painters painted.  If we… Read More

Jul 07

Conversations and Thoughts

While talking with Paige this morning on my way out to the farm I was thinking about the Friday blog and what would I talk about.  The past two weeks have been busy, with many people around.  Paige started talking about her thoughts on Hanover Park lately.  This is what she sent to me… “We enjoyed our very busy anniversary celebration last week.  Our winery is so much more than farming, making wine, and number of cases sold.  It is hospitality without pretension.  It is discovery without intimidation.  It is… Read More

Jun 30

Almost 17

July 1st marks 17 years since we opened our tasting room.  December 18, 1996 is the day we “bought the farm”.  We remember wondering, would anyone come ?  At that time there were only 10 wineries in the state of North Carolina, very different then.  We did everything in the farmhouse, make wine and sell wine.  We were the first winery in Yadkin County.   I do remember on that first day a couple coming in.  They asked what type of wines did we do?  Basically dry, I replied and… Read More