Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

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A Tale of Two Kitties

Lots of things happened in the world in December and January.  But around here it was mostly about the cats.  We already had a wonderful little gray cat, Gray-C.  She was inside when on December 8th we all heard a cat meowing at the front door.  Cheryl went out to check it out and the… (read more)

A November to Remember

(Written in December) Every month I review my journal entries to compose a post on this website.  You might notice that there are a lot of entries for November.  That’s because the website crashed during a power outage on Friday the 13th in November.  I had just changed the bottled wine page to replace out… (read more)

Laws of Nature

Laws of Nature This year I have a large compost pile.  My wonderful science-teacher daughter gave me a 20 inch long compost pile thermometer to keep track of what is going on in there.  There is lots of advice for making compost on the package.  A little like a recipe they list what activities happen… (read more)

Friday the 13th

On Friday the 13th we had a snowfall of 12 inches

The epic 12 inch snowfall on Friday the 13th caused power outages all over this region. We were without power for 17 hours. But the biggest impact for this website was that the server farm in Kettle Falls which hosts Barreca Vineyards.com had power fluctuations that destroyed the server for our website. The restored backup lacked blog posts for the last 4 months along with inventory changes. We have a more regular backup system now but this is the first post since the blackout. The lost posts will be restored soon.

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)