Lunch!

Gently brined pork chops with fresh herbs and salad from the garden. Paired with our homemade rosato… YUM!

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Three Years on the Farm

Three years ago today, we arrived from St. Louis to live full-time on the farm. No regrets, no looking back, and our marriage is stronger than ever. I am now in the sweetest sweet spot of my life!

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Delightful Evening Wind

It’s been a HOT season so far here on the farm. That’s good for grapes… as long as you can avoid mildew, fungus and the like. Fortunately, we get a reliable evening breeze from the south. And that helps keep the grapes clean and dry. It also makes for a really lovely end to the day!

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In the Bottle!

Our first batches of pecorino and rosato (rosé from our montepulciano d’abruzzo) are in the bottle! We celebrated with sandwiches on homemade baguettes out in the garden… with the first official bottle of pecorino. YUMMY!

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Heya Paella! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today we did all of our normal daily stuff together, which frankly is pretty darned romantic. Then we made paella using yummy local shellfish… fantastic.

And we started what I hope will be a new Valentine’s Day tradition: we previewed a bottle of our pecorino from the previous harvest. The 2015 Tutto Doppio pecorino (white wine) is really very nice: lots of citrus and minerals, perfect for fish!!

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The Little Pecorino Harvest

This year we decided to pluck a few crates of pecorino to make some house wine. It’s the first time we’ve attempted pecorino; white wines generally are a little trickier to pull off because of tighter temperature requirements.

With the help of Natalia B, we pulled ten crates of the best clusters we could find. Then we crushed and destemmed them, and the girls (Sweet Baby G and Natalia) stomped on them for good measure. After a very light pressing, we sent the juice by food grade hose down to the basement for fermentation.

The juice is almost done turning into wine, and based on the taste I had last night it should be pretty tasty! When are you coming to try a glass?!?

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