Romance in Winter

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos Williams

Several years ago on a July 4th week-end, a couple came into the winery and told me how they wanted to retire to a winery and wanted to know what the downsides were. I looked at them and without skipping a beat pointed out to them that this holiday week-end, on this bright, warm and sunny Independence Day, I was working and they were not. Romance was now staggering and bloodied and wobbling on the mat. People, listen and listen good, you don’t retire to a winery. You retire to a golf course. You retire to a fishing pole. If you want to retire to a winery and have a fishing pole, I have the perfect lake for you to lose it in. You may as well let some archeologist get some pleasure out of it a thousand years from now because God knows you won’t.

Don’t get me wrong, I love wine and I love making wine but it is a business, a very competitive business and a much regulated business. Nothing takes the shine off romance like regulation (unless of course you’re a republican).

Get out of the Way!

Get out of the way!

Heavt metal

Heavy metal


Written by Tom Prejean in: Running a winery |

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