Hi! Salute! Read about the antics of running a small vineyard and boutique winery with owner and winemaker Kathryn Danko-Lord...or come visit us...we are open Friday-Sunday from 12-6 pm for tastings...$5 for 8-9 wine samples and keep your souvenir wine glass!


Beautiful Bikers

We have all sizes, shapes and colors visit Costa Ventosa, but these beautiful bikers stole our heart. Such fun people...thanks for stopping during your travels from Virginia. Come back to your home away from home soon!


Hangover? Wineover?

Where does the term "hangover" come from, anyway? I prefer the term Wineover...

Went to the Autumn Winefest at Pemberton in Salisbury, MD yesterday with my Tasting Room Manager and beloved friend Susan and her family...had a ball...but felt a little, shall we say, slow this morning.

We LOVE Joe's Cool Red from Layton's Chance, and the Vidal Blanc from Bordeleau Winery, and the Meritage from Legends Winery...but the best part of the day was enjoying the cheese and crackers we smuggled in as we sipped our wine and the pears and grapes...with our own bruschetta and bread...PRICELESS!

It's such a cute little festival. We'll be there next year, pouring Costa Ventosa wine. Salute.



Ocean City Power Squadron

We had such a blast last night with the OC Power Squadron...at first I thought they were airline pilots or some such...duh...we're talking boat owners and associated friends and people they just found walking the streets of Ocean Pines...wow were they fun. There were nearly 40 of us, eating, drinking and being merry. Thanks, Jim and group! Come back soon!


Pretty Lake and Pretty Wine

I've not had much time to sit and relax and enjoy the fruits (by "fruits" I mean "wine") of my labor. So a few weeks ago I had some Diana's Delight on the deck of my good friends Leesa and Dave's lake cottage.

See, they are my neighbors. The winery is 10 minutes away from Ocean City and other Atlantic seaboard beaches, but I had to buy a lake house in Northern Indiana. Go figure.

Anyway, back to Dave and Leesa. Dave takes awesome pictures (like this one) and is a darned good investment guy. But Leesa...is adorable. And a GREAT chef. And hug-your-belly-laughing-too-hard funny. I love this woman. I'd ask her to be my wife if it wasn't for the fact that A. I am not gay and B. I am married. But if A. and B. were to go away, she'd be MINE!

Salute to all of the Dave's and Leesa's of the world. Love you guys!




Nicole, Rain and Wine

Nicole, of course, is the tropical depression that has led to my depression since it has been so crappy and rainy outside. Thank the wine gods we picked all of the grapes last week or they'd be on the vine until sometime in 2013. Picking is hard enough, let alone in the pouring rain.

On a brighter note, Ernie and Janine stopped by in the winery today, a shout out to them: YAY! They live in Pittsville and have stopped by before and we hope they stop by again...

We're supposed to have our Hooray for Harvest Weekend now but it's been cancelled due to the rain and lack of interest. Kidding on the lack of interest. We do have some Merlot fermenting in big bins so if you'd like to stick your hands in the bin (no feet please) we'll let you do it and take your picture. And give you a little gift to reward you for your stupidity...er, we mean bravery.