Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Time here at the vineyard

Gosh, this is a glorious busy time. Canning green beans, making kraut and chow chow, freezing squash. After the last heavy frost, the leaves on the grapevines went totally brown. I thought I had lost the yield for this year, but you should see it now! Wow! They look great and full of muscadine and scuppernong grapes. This venue would be so perfect for small weddings, anniversary gatherings. The new facility has a rest room and seating for up to 30 people at round tables. The porch is wonderful for just relaxing, drinking a cool glass of Alcohol Free wines made from our grapes. Make us part of one of your outings for the summer. Call 704-880-3722 for times to drop by. Located off Jennings Road in northern Iredell County, NC.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Evening out at Grietje's Garden

The Evening Out at the Vineyard was a very nice event. Here are some photos taken by my friend, Lori. Hope it gives you a warm impression of the atmosphere. Each centerpiece was a teapot with 3 red hearts, silver and gold accents, rosemary, a lavender butterfly and clippings from the muscadine vines. At the base, golden grapes enhanced the arrangement. Red chargers, placed at each setting, contained a napkin with a special chocolate kiss. Our performers were the Grove Trio with Brenda Wallace, Clay Lunsford and JP Vanhoy. Our meal was prepared by Marty and Stephanie Cass. Lori McKay and Amy Howell worked with care to make sure each guest was served for the evening. We were all very tired after the event, but a good tired. I am thankful to be blessed with such good friends and the opportunity to share the vineyard with them all.

I have to acknowledge our son, Adam, for helping me with the staining of the concrete floors and our son, Jesse for also helping with the clean up from the staining so I could put the sealer on the floor and hanging the mirrors and other art work for me. Our son, Reuben made the wooden table at the entrance of the building and also the 3 wooden wine containers. Jesse's wood crafts are also displayed in the building and of course, Adam's expertise in building the facility is there. Reid has helped with the landscaping and other needed Honey do's. I appreciate all their love and support.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A special evening for friends or couples.

  An Evening Out at the Vineyard is just 2 weeks away. Friday, February 10th, 6:30-8:30PM. Live music with the smooth, sweet voice of Brenda Wallace and well known musicans: JP VanHoy and Clay Lunsford, the Grove Trio.  A perfect evening for a gathering of friends or couples. Food prepared by Marty and Stephanie Cass, caterers recognized for the quality of their cooking expertise and especially their desserts. Space is limited. Reservations are needed by February 1st.  $30.00 person   Grietje's Garden, 324 Mosswood Road, Olin, NC 28660 Call 704-880-3722 or email for reservations.

Monday, January 23, 2012

March 24th-UMW Book Study-More Bad Girls of the Bible

UMW- Mark your calenders for Saturday, March 24th, 8:30am-2:00pm for the Leadership and Spiritual Growth Book study hosted by Union Grove United Methodist Women here at Grietje's Garden, 324 Mosswood Road, Olin, NC. Cost per person is $15.00 which includes the book, light continental breakfast, snack, lunch, and beverages. Seating is limited to 40 participants. Reservation is confirmed with receipt of a check made payable to Union Grove United Methodist Women. Please include name and contact information including phone numbers and email addresses. Mail these to Penny Ledbetter, 324 Mosswood Road, Olin, NC 28660     Contact information:

The well-known book, More Bad Girls of the Bible by Barbara Essex will be the featured focus of our study.

I will be facilitating this book study in our meeting area of  our Farm Distribution Center here at the vineyard. I am a trained layspeaker in the United Methodist Church and lay leader of our church, Union Grove United Methodist. As a teacher and sister in Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority, I am trained as a facilitator and have provided numerous workshops and presentations.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Grietje's Garden Facility

Some have asked, "What does the facility look like?" Here is a picture from the day of our open house in October. 
I am looking forward to the Evening Out at the Vineyard on February 10, 6:30-8:30PM. Planning these events pushes me to get things done! It will be a beautiful evening out with the 4 course meal and live music. Reservations are required so please call now for this.
Oh, The Grove Trio with Brenda Wallace, JP VanHoy and Clay Lunsford will be our musical enterntainment for the evening. You won't want miss this.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Evening out at Grietje's Garden

Come celebrate Valentines...or Winter....or February ...or just a wonderful Friday night out at Grietje's Garden, Friday, February 10. 6:30-8:30PM

Enjoy a delicious full course meal with an appetizer: cheeses, soup, salad, main entre' - Chicken pasta primavera, dessert- Italian Cream Cake, one complimentary glass of alcohol free wine, tea, coffee, rolls.

Enjoy live music with the sweet voice of Brenda Wallace accompanied by Clay Lunsford and JPVanhoy of the Grove Trio.

Reservations are required. $30/person .

Call 704-880-3722 for reservationsdirections or email Penny at