Our winemaker Grayson and his wife Allie welcomed a new baby boy on Friday, April 29th. Albert Osprey Hartley (AKA Ozzie) took his time arriving. We thought his entrance was a bit overdue, but were not entirely sure. It may be more a matter of mere calculation. Hard to say. No fault of Grayson and Allie. They tried all the usual encouragements including milk shakes, Skipolini's pizza and long walks. We even heard a rumor that castor oil was on the list but was scratched for reasons of good taste, or bad, as the case may be. At any rate, welcome Ozzie! We are all very excited about this new addition.
Our Tasting Room Manager Rod suddenly found himself in ICU for a short stretch with a bit of a ticker issue.
Our Events and Hospitality Manager Kara bolted for the emergency room to have her appendix removed a few days ago.
Our bookkeeper was in ICU and now recovering from a serious auto accident.
Me? I only had hand surgery.
Oh yeah, a power outage fried the electrical components for the front gate. We're still awaiting delivery of a crucial panel.
So, as you can tell, we seem to be somewhat like a bad episode of General Hospital meets Grapes of Wrath. The good news is that everyone and everything is on the mend. Meanwhile, we apologize if we have been a step behind or a beat off this past week or so. Sandy and Jessa have been amazing in stepping up and filling the gap. In fact, everyone has pulled together, nicely, to help keep the gears turning.
By the time you read this we should be back to full strength - or close to it. In the interim we appreciate your patience and look forward to trading our medical histories with you next time you visit.