Jan 25

Sketchbook Journaling at Hanover Park

  Thursday Feb 8th and Thursday Feb 15th –Sketchbook Journaling Class If you always keep a sketchbook or a journal but have never thought about combining the two, then this class is for you. Or does the thought of this class scare you but intrigue you? Then this is also for you. As a retired art teacher I have always kept a sketchbook. My students kept them also. Combining drawing and writing has been a wonderful combination and a chance to share with others. While traveling, keeping a journal and… Read More

Jan 12

The Winemaker

January 12, 2018 Every winemaker has his or her own style.  It evolves over time but the palette tells him what tastes right and what will be.  Our winemaker, my husband Michael has often said that he knows he can’t get fired, so he experiments.  We like our red wines and Michael ages them, watching carefully over the barrels.  Sometimes these barrels will become the 1897, our reserve red, aged for almost 6 years.  Why do we do this?  Because we can, and we like the results. Over time as… Read More

Jan 05


January 5, 2018 All I can say is it’s cold out there!!  Guess it is cold almost everywhere right now.  The sky has been clear, and on Wednesday, late afternoon it was just beautiful although deceiving.  Winter is a time when the vineyard takes on a totally different look.  Many lines show the vines going up.  All the new growth from last year will be cut back, pruned, over the next few months.  Then it all grows back again, filling in the row with vines, green leaves and grapes.  Hard… Read More

Dec 29

Our Year

December 29, 2017 As this week comes to an end and the new year begins on Monday I like to reflect on the months gone by.  I know there are many things I will forget but I can start here. Last January 7th we had a beautiful wedding out here, we also had 8″of snow the night before.  Our farm looked beautiful as did the bride in a photo in the snow. In February we enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing in The Studio.  It is fun for us… Read More

Dec 15


December 15, 2017 I started this weekly (most of the time) post on a Friday this past March.  It had been something I had wanted to do.  To share what it is like to live a life that is a bit different.  We deal with Mother Nature, the vineyard, making wine and selling wine. And yes, we have a wonderful space for weddings and parties. There are so many other “jobs” we have here that are not on a job description. There are so many ways to run a business…. Read More