Well, what a year it has been! 2021 has been about jumping hurdles, many of them!
The growing season in the vineyard has been challenging. By the end of Summer conditions were shaping up nicely. It looked to be a heavy crop with high quality fruit. Fast forward to mid Fall and the region experienced un precendent humidity coupled with heavy downpours that pushed harvest back late by weeks. We kept a close eye on the vines and all in all, we are thrilled with the finished results of the vintage (with a few extra gray hairs)!
2021 also saw the completion of our Smitten Summerhouse outdoor barn (open on 2 sides). It was so nice to see it filled in the Summer days with socially distanced smiling faces, safely sipping. We had a wonderfully busy season and ran out of our Riesling, Gamay and Smitten Pink earlier than usual.
Stay tuned for new and exciting changes in the vineyard for 2022. We will also be releasing the new vintages of Smitten Pink, Riesling and Gamay...so hold tight!
Our Tasting Bungalow and outdoor holiday patio remain open for walk ins 11:30-5:00 daily , then in January we will be open Friday-Sunday . Come and have a drink by the fire. We continue to offer curbside pick up as well as delivery ( complimentary for over 12 bottles).
Once again, thank you for your continued support.
Stay healthy and have a wonderul holiday season and all the best for 2022!
Let's all raise a collective glass of Smitten to toast the New Year.
Christina & Andrew Brooks