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Harvest Festival Time

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It’s that time of the year again. This year we are having chicken pesto sliders with a side of chips, and some favorite dips with assorted yummies (to be determined). Our beautiful cow is new, and so is Casa Dell Arte. We will have an open studio on Friday, and on Saturday we will have two classes. One class will be for anyone 8 to 108, and the adult class is for 21 and over.

 

We are excited to see some of our old friends, and make some new ones too.

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Re organizing

We have been winery owners for three months now. We have invested heavily into this piece of paradise. We added grass to the lawn area, so people can picnic on our grounds. We have added seeds in between each row to conserve on soil erosion, and to add nutrients back to the soil.

We added bocce ball court and a pavilion for people to enjoy watching their friends play some bocce ball. We have renovated the inn, which we have named Reale Leone Suites, which means Royal Lion. We are off the 101, which is named the Camino Real, Royal highway in Spanish.

Now, we are about to embark on yet another upgrade. Finishing off the small event center. A place for people to rent for evening events, and have special events hosted there. We are going to have art, craft, and other activities that will engage people that stay here or are visiting our beautiful area. I will keep you posted as we make progress in this area too.

We have many big plans for our beautiful campus. In the spring and summer we are going to have Friday night movies, with pizza. We will even have costume themed movie nights. Winners will get a free bottle of wine.

Everyday, is an adventure, and moving forward is not always easy. There are days that seem to lag on, and nothing gets accomplished. That is really more of a state of mind than anything else, because we are making huge strides in reorganizing and adding new possibilities to the winery.

Here is a nice autumn photo of the grounds…IMG_7122

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Dennis Bredow

Honestly, I have many favorite artists. I love art! When we were thinking about having a grand opening for the winery we wanted something that reflected us as the new owners of San Marcos Creek, and our family room is full of work from Dennis Bredow, so why not commission him to do another piece for us that will represent what we want to portray to people in the tasting room.

So, I sent him some our labels, and he infused the art piece with some of our wine. Which I thought was brilliant! san_marcos

The bundle of grapes is blazed into the wood surface, and the wine stains are real wine stains. Even though the winery was established much earlier, we wanted to stamp it with the year that we purchased the winery.

We are very happy with the results, and are proud to announce that we will have prints available for those that wish to have a print.