Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

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Winter Sets In


Okay, when most of you saw the title, “Condensation”, you figured I had definitely been out in the rain too long. There was a lot of rain in October and November. It will soon turn to snow. But the condensed theme stems more from my major activity this month, condensing raw apple cider into a… (read more)

Rain Reigns

October was wet, really really wet. It rained on more days than were dry. You would think that any sane person would be doing a lot of writing and computer stuff inside. That didn’t happen much. It was still all wine, wine, wine. It was picking grapes on dry days and crushing, cleaning, bottling and… (read more)

Turning Point

Sometimes big changes sneak up on you and have happened before you know it. September was one of those times. Actually on August 30th when I picked and bought my first load of grapes from a vineyard other than my own, a change had begun. Those grapes mark a turning point from just being backyard… (read more)

Got No Time

Got, got, got… no time… Well you get the idea. This will be a relatively short blog. Harvest season is upon us and it hit early and hard. Soon after I got my bird nets up, my neighbor, Don Worley, at Downriver Orchards offered me some ripe Leon Millot grapes and I went for it…. (read more)

Don’t Make Plans

Don’t Make Plans. That seems to be the theme for this past July. The month seemed to be on track for the first week. I picked pie cherries and made a pie (which ended up having a LOT of cherry pits in it) for a 4th of July potluck with our new neightbors. We had… (read more)


Memories (<-link to song) May be beautiful and yet What’s too painful to remember We simply choose to forget So it’s the laughter We will remember Whenever we remember The way we were Not to get all nostalgia on you, but the theme that seems to tie this month’s string of days together is memories. Perhaps… (read more)

New Facebook Page

We have a new Facebook Business page: with pictures and more recent events.  One of these events was the sponsor’s dinner at Lovitt Restaurant that is closing it’s Colville Valley location and looking for a spot in a bigger Washington city, perhaps somewhere near you.

M is for May

This blog is brought to you by the letter M. M is for mushrooms, mainly Morel mushrooms. We have taken 6 mushroom expeditions, mostly in May and most were more successful than the one before. Picking morels is a lot like playing hooky. We have lots of gardening and I have lots of maps to… (read more)

Emergent Spring Response

The title pun compares the burst of farming activity this April to emergency services. Actually there was a bit of both this last month and an inordinate amount of photos to go with each meaning. So sorry folks, this is a long blog to slog through. We have only had a few fires in the… (read more)