Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

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March Madness

In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb. That’s the standard rap for March. It was actually something like that but it took it’s time getting to the lamb part. I was done with pruning and setting off on a road trip at this time last year. This year I am just getting going on… (read more)

The Winter of Our Discontent

In John Steinbeck’s last novel. The Winter of Our Discontent, titled from a line in Shakespeare’s play, Richard III, the protagonist, Ethan Allen Hawley, turns in the Italian owner of the grocery store where he works to immigration so he can take over the business. More greed and deceit follows. Not a direct correlation to… (read more)

Chills and Thrills

Here are some pictures from the holidays.

Sledding with James and Joe

Sledding with James and Joe

James gets snowy but wants to go again

James gets snowy but wants to go again

April and James take a run.

April and James take a run.

James gets a new fire truck at Mary Selecky's Christmas dinner party.

James gets a new fire truck at Mary Selecky’s Christmas dinner party.

The office gets a coat of snow.

The office gets a coat of snow.

Our driveway looks good after being plowed 3 times.

Our driveway looks good after being plowed 3 times.

The tree wise trees

The tree wise trees

The Stranger Creek stone house New Year's Eve.

The Stranger Creek stone house New Year’s Eve.

The New Year's bonfire was welcome at zero degrees.

The New Year’s bonfire was welcome at zero degrees.

Suddenly It’s Spring

  Winter was going well. I had plenty of indoor projects. Serveral new ones were in process. The wood supply looked good, The winery was going strong. Snow finally arrived to protect plants from cold temperatures. We had the cars outfitted with snow tires and emergency supplies. Then, suddenly, it all seems to be over. The snow… (read more)