Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

Archive for 2020

Ramstead Ranch

I finally got a chance to talk with Eileen Napier on the phone. She called with a headset while driving on her hour and a half commute to the Liberty Lake Farmers Market from her home near Ione, Washington.  I had just gotten up and only had one shoe on.  The conversation was not as… (read more)

Staying Small

Every day we become more aware and thankful for essential workers.  None can be any more essential than farmers.  But every year there are fewer of them.  Farmers and ranchers make up just 1.3% of the employed US population, totaling around 2.6 million people. Today, there are about 2 million farms in operation in the US, a steep… (read more)

Gut Wars

This Article appears in the May 2020 issue of the North Columbia Monthly. We all feel like we are in command of our actions.  And sometimes that command includes input from “gut feelings”, “intestinal fortitude” and “having the stomach for it”.  Seldom do we consider that our digestive system is in charge of our actions. … (read more)

Mother Trees

It all started with an account I was reading about a naturalist whose main job was taking care of displaced orangutans near Borneo.  He became curious about small trees that were thriving around a large tree of the same species that was dying.  He wondered if they were related and also why something that was… (read more)

2020 Grape Plants

It has been a very good year for planting grapes but the season is winding down. We no longer bring plants to the Farmers Market in Colville. But if you want some there are still nice plants in our vineyard. If you want to visit, please call first, 509-680-6357. Here is a link to the… (read more)