The Fun-Spirited Winery!

Our Hours: Friday-Sunday Noon to 6 PM

Wine & beer tastings are done throughout the day. Parties of 6 or more please email us here to let us know you are coming.

Wine Tasting $5 for 7-8 wines.

Beer Tasting $5 for 5 farm microbrews. 

Friday
Jan032014

Another Poop Story

So we've been closed for a few weeks (REOPEN FEBRUARY 15!!) and, up until yesterday, I had horsekeeping duties. Many of you know I have a horse named Twinkie, who is a Hafflinger. I call her a "baby draft" because she is pretty wide, like a Clydesdale, but not as tall. However, she has a big butt and it makes mine look smaller.

I keep Twinkie (Twink, Twinky-Dink, The-Equine-Love-of-my-Life) at my BFF's house. Wanda has her own horse, Jazie, and boards two others, Cass and Bailey. Collectively, they are The Girls.

Man can 4 horses create a lot of poop. I thought 50 chickens were bad but nah, nothing compared to the waste a 1200 pound creature puts out. Collectively The Girls could probably fertilize all of the corn in Whaleyville. 

Looking back over the last 2+ weeks, I've realized a few things:

1. My least favorite pile of dung: That which has been sitting outside, getting rained on all day. Good lord the stink! And the weight! Somehow it puffs up like a sponge.

2. My most favorite poop: Frozen. You get the tines of the plastic poop-picker-upper (pitch fork) and it comes up in one clump. YAY!

3. Taking care of The Girls and all that goes along with it probably has prepared me for political office. I'll leave it up to you to figure out how. But I have decided to throw my poop I mean hat in the ring for Worcester County Commissioner, District 4. My website is www.kathryndankolord.com. I promise you won't be reading about poop there. 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Dec102013

Last Call for Alcohol!!!

Just a friendly reminder...this upcoming weekend (December 13, 14 and 15) is our last for the year! 

FRIDAY: Shop/visit from 12-8 PM and enjoy our last Wine Down with Drake Burd from 6-8 PM. Come and hear this amazing young musician play oldies and sing along with his Christmas songs.

SATURDAY: Holiday Open House. Our third annual shopping day at Costa Ventosa is a blast. And busy. Shop with a glass of wine...complimentary Tuckahoe Merlot chili and soup while it lasts. Also while it lasts: first 100 folks through the door get a sparkly gold wine bag free with purchase.

SUNDAY: Yep, last day to get your favorite wine. Stock up cuz we won't see you again until early February. And come early because later in the day I'm going to put up my feet and get half dwunktified.

 

 

 

Thursday
Nov072013

Bloggdy Blog Blog

I was surfing the net today and happened upon a few blog sites. 

I felt bad that my last post was about poop but let me tell you, a lot of these bloggers write about the dumbest things. One gal posted more than 2 pages of conversation between her and her girlfriend. After the first page and a half, I skimmed the blog, then gave up entirely. I still have no idea what the hell she was talking about!

Truth be told, it does take a bit of imagination and creativity to come up with something to write about every day. I guess that's why I don't do it as often as I should.

BUT...in the last few weeks so many of you have come into the winery and told me the website is hilarious so I will endeavor (big college word there) to keep you laughing.

And while you are giggling and feeling especially warm and fuzzy about Costa Ventosa, come in and buy wine. That's what pays for the website.

 

 

Friday
Aug232013

I Got Nuthin...

...I'm sitting here eating my salad, waiting for customers to wander in and I was surfing the net and remembered I have a website, HAHAHAHAHA! Obviously I have neglected it because the last entry was April.

So, let's see...what has happened since then...made wine, bottled wine, sold wine, drank wine...made more wine, bottled more wine, sold more wine, drank more wine...

Oh and bought chickens who now poop all over my back deck.

Thus the title of today's blog: I got nuthin to say. Seriously.

 

 

Monday
Apr152013

Springy Sprung Spring

Wow, that's a mouthful....

Is there a more gorgeous time of year than the Spring? Don’t get me wrong, my favorite season is Autumn, with all of the bronzes, oranges, reds and yellows. But Spring is just so…fresh…green…happy and cheerful.

And…the Vineyard is waking up! We have little buds on the plants and it’s only a matter of days before “Bud Break” when the leaves pop out and the vine starts producing next year’s grapes. YAY!

We have a few events coming up in the Winery that you should know about:

April 21 (THIS SUNDAY): Wine and Witch Hazel from 3:00-5:00 PM…Join us for a fun filled few hours of making a little herb garden in a pot while sipping wine...fee includes pot, soil, herbs, and a glass of your favorite CV wine as well as a lively discussion about pairing wine and herbs. Bring your favorite herb inspired recipe to share with the group. RSVP to Kathryn by Thursday, April 18…only a few spots left!!!

April 28 (Sunday): Vino Bing from 3:00-5:00 PM…The Wal-Mart Warriors and Marvel's Marvels are teaming up and holding a Vino Bingo (Wine Themed Bingo) to benefit the Northern Worcester County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are only $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door--enjoy 10 games of bingo, lite fare, auctions, 50/50, raffles and more! Tickets are limited to get yours TODAY! (Event is restricted to those 21 years and older) 

For more information or for tickets please contact Dj Thompson at 410-726-2748 or Jean Scott Holloway at 410-422-4337

May 12 (Sunday): Our Annual Mother’s Day freebie glass of wine to all Mom’ out there, whether you are the mama of a dog, cat, child, guinea pig or python (ewwww). Come to CV and say “Dorothy” (Dorothy is Jack’s mother) and we will pour your favorite glass of wine, on us.