Hope

Almost a month has passed since my last post.  I hope you can forgive me? Being married to the winemaker has always been exciting but this past month has been even wilder than normal. I've been busy... so busy that countless exciting things have gone undocumented. Isn't that always the case with some of life's sweetest moments. They are so big and real and raw that we are forced to just be present knowing that although pictures and journaling will be great, they can't do it justice. Maybe it is during…

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Is it time?

For barrel tasting? Why indeed it is!!! Eastern Washington is all abuzz with folks looking forward to savoring what the barrels have been nurturing. Nothing like a sneak peek into the future to remind you of why patience is a virtue. Right? It is like trying to predict what a teenager will end up being like as an adult. Tricky. At best! But it's fun because they're so rugged and raw. Some will stay this way while others integrate beautifully with their surroundings becoming elegant masterpieces.  I am totally talking…

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April Showers

It’s raining outside. That usually helps me sleep but tonight the rain feels symbolic to the downpour in my own head.  I've always loved April,  because of Easter, and now it’s even more special as it’s one of my sister in laws names and the month that two of their birthdays fall in! Oh how I love these incredible ladies. Seriously.  They are amazing.  They bless me in so many ways not to mention the fact that they have little ones for me to adore, which was totally no trouble for them.…

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March Madness

Our Mattie girl playing ball March is WA Wine Month but this year I'm feeling more synergy with "March Madness", you know the a phrase that conjures up thoughts of a basketball bracket you can bet on and basketball makes me think of my favorite little basketball star, our daughter, Matti. Born in March she seemed to take to it naturally and while she's always been a petite little thing you'd better watch out because the girl could play. I digress,  "the point" of this post is just to say that this…

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It’s Party Time Woody!

After getting those little cuties all snuggled I decided (since I'm up already) why not start writing my thank you's to the many friends and wine club members that made my weekend so special by attending our wine release party?

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Patience Grasshopper

Patience is not my strong suit so sometimes I have to remind myself of its benefits. For instance on days like today when the sun is out and I want it to be summer already! So on days like this I try to force myself to slow down and remember that all good things take time. Like babies and puppies=)) and of course WINE!

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars announces Estate at Destiny Ridge

Paterson, WA— 01/26/2015 —Alexandria Nicole Cellars announced the purchase of the former "The Castle at Destiny Ridge". The property now known as the Estate at Destiny Ridge will become home to a new tasting room and event facility for the winery. The Estate at Destiny Ridge will provide wine club members and visitors a first class event facility located within the estate vineyard. The Estate was purchased from former business partner, Hope Moore. Moore completed this iconic building in 2013. Located on the Washington Wine Highway (HWY 14) above the…

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A Rosé is a Rosé…

Spring is here! Well at least officially. We had a sunny spring day and decided it was definitely Rosé season. Rosé is one of those wines that people equate with warm weather and sunshine. We hope that both of those things are coming your way. Rosé wines can be made with red or white varietals. It all comes down to the grape skins because that is where the color of wine is located. There are two general methods of making Rosé wine. One is maceration and the other is method is called saignéeing.

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