Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tasting with Live Music

Come join us on Sunday, December 11, 3-5 p.m. at Grietje's Garden. Listen to live music by Jewell's Harp with Jewell and Chuck Waldrup and enjoy a tasting of our alcohol free wines, juices and ciders.

324 Mosswood Road
Olin, NC 28660

Alcohol Free Venue

Customers ask, "Where is your wine?".  "If you'd let that ferment, I'd buy it."  I guess when the word "vineyard" is heard...the first thought is that there is a wine. Well, I've taken a different approach with Grietje's Garden Vineyard. Here there is muscadine cider blush- a mix of muscadine and scuppernong juices from our grapes, 100% muscadine juice, 100% scuppernong juice, muscadine alcohol free wine, scuppernong alcohol free wine, muscadine vinaigrette, syrups and jellies.

Why no wine? I'll have to admit that I enjoy a glass of muscadine wine in my home and occasionally out. I know my limitations. I may go months without having a glass of wine. But I do not want to market...push to sell a product that might cause harm to someone else or to their family. I've seen too much what alcoholism can do to a family. Enough said about that.

Now I have value-added products that most adults and children can enjoy. The Farm Distribution Center is a family friendly venue. And that's what a farm should be. :)

This is a photo from our recent Holiday Craft event discussed on another post. It was a good day of sharing and family time.

Holiday Time

My first try at a holiday craft event was pretty good. We had 9 vendors for the craft event on Saturday. Everyone sold something, but not as much as I had hoped for each participant. I have some reflecting to do on the date to do this. Should I do it the first weekend in December? The weekend before Thanksgiving? Make it a weekend event with music, etc. in the vineyard? So many people in our area are putting up Christmas trees the weekend after Thanksgiving...or are still having Thanksgiving with their families...and there is Black Friday to contend with, too. So...doing this again the weekend of Thanksgiving is probably not the best time...although this year for my family and me, it worked out well.

Hopefully, there will be at least  2 other events at the vineyard before Christmas...working on this. Stay posted.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Crafts at Grietje's Garden vineyard

Come join us at Grietje's Garden for Holiday crafts at the vineyard.

Saturday, November 26 .

Handcrafted baskets, ornaments, pottery crocheted items, baked goods, jewelry, homemade cheeses, art work, stained glass, muscadine juice, cider and alcohol free wines! And More!

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Help us "kick off" the holiday season with this festive event.

324 Mosswood Road
Olin, NC 28660

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