Avocado Tree

When we first looked at this property we were pleased to see a big avocado tree in the back yard, we all love avocado – or as Norm refers to them, Alligator Pear.  My daughter and I immediately had visions of an annual avocado and wine pairing event, with a...
Construction Update February 2011

Construction Update February 2011

As many know, I keep all my day jobs to support my vineyard habit.  I write for the local newspaper, The Sentinel from time to time, and prepare income taxes during “the season” which is going on now – and my excuse for not keeping up with...
Ice Wine in Ramona?

Ice Wine in Ramona?

It snowed in the vineyard last night – a very rare occurrence here.  Beautiful.  Pictures are worth thousands of words, so here they are.Hot mulled wine this afternoon I think.Cheers,Elaine
Holiday Entertaining Tips

Holiday Entertaining Tips

The holiday party season is upon us, one of my favorite times of the year.  I love to entertain friends and family from small dinners to parties for fifty.I thought I’d pass along a few of my tips and tricks (in no particular order except for...
Christmas in the winery – er… house

Christmas in the winery – er… house

As I’ve mentioned before, things are a little crowded in here.  An already small home has been made more cramped with the encroachment of the winery from the dining area to the livingroom.  So this Christmas we are unable to find room for our modest...
I owe Norm $10

I owe Norm $10

Okay, okay – the Digger Guy finally showed up yesterday like Norm said he would.  It’s worth losing the $10 bet just to have construction under way, finally!  Actually a better description of the activities the past 24 hours might be,...