Did you know that Texas has a growing population of vineyards? Did you know that Texas wines are winning prizes for their wonderful wines?
I finally got around to visiting our local Seymour, Texas vineyard. I don't know why it took us so long to do it. It has been on my list of things to do for a while now and time just seems to pass quickly. Some friends of ours own it so we should never have waited so long
We were greeted by the vineyard security detail. He and I quickly became friends.
One of the owners', Pattie, took me on a tour of their little vineyard and it was beautiful. They have only been growing grapes since 2005.
I was amazed by the tour. The vines and the grapes are so beautiful. They seemed even more special because of the drought we have been suffering.
The vines were heavy with beautiful bunches of grapes. It would not be much longer before harvest time.
Pattie, told me that they grow several varieties. Aren't they just gorgeous?
After the grapes are harvested they are shipped off to be made into wine.
I'm not a drinker but I have to confess that I wouldn't mind having a little taste of their wine just because it comes from this beloved land.
I will definitely return to see the vineyard again. I enjoyed this visit so much that I look forward to going again sometime.
I can see how much love, work, care and prayer has gone into this vineyard by the owners.
Pattie told me they have learned so very much since starting in this business.
I can't help but think that if it looks this beautiful during such a terrible drought and time of heat, how beautiful it must be on a more normal year.
I pray for that normal year to come soon and for that drought to end. I also have added that little vineyard and it's owners to my prayer list.
I am praying that God will prosper them and prosper this beautiful little town.
It is a great place to live and the people are pretty wonderful too.
Kind of like the grapes, they come in all colors and kinds but they are all in all a pretty good bunch.
Pattie showed me a bit of her garden as well. She has worked hard to make this place into the beauty you see.
If you are in the area, I would definitely encourage you to stop by and see their beautiful place. It is such a peaceful place to find respite.
Like me, Pattie is a kitty lover. She has even more than I do. lol. In fact my beloved, Mr. Buttons came from Pattie. He is quite spoiled. We are wondering if this little kitten may be from his line.
As beautiful as the vineyard was, I must confess that I was glad to escape the heat and reach the shade of the porch. It was quite hot that day at 100+ degrees. I could have stayed out there for hours in the shade and peace we found on her porch though. Hopefully next time I visit it won't be quite so very hot. I wonder what the vineyard looks like in Autumn. Maybe it is time for another visit soon.
Until Next Time