Our newest wine, 2008 Bubbly Nouveau, was released at last night’s Members Only Wine Club event. This delicious addition to all your holiday festivities is only $10 a bottle, so it’s a sparkling way to celebrate without breaking the bank. You’ll dazzle your friends with the latest “star” in our galaxy. Drink now as this wine is not meant to be cellared.Bubbly Nouveau is available at any of our three tasting rooms or online.
Not sure what kind of wine to buy…why not let them choose? Our new gift cards are great because they can be purchased for any amount and redeemed at all Black Star locations, including the Inn and the Farm Market. Cards are available to purchase at all Black Star properties as well as through our on-line shopping cart. Get a head start on your holiday shopping today!
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We got some much needed rain this past week so crops and vines are doing well. Nic has basil running rampant, plenty of salad greens, snap peas, and cucumbers. Itâs just about the end of the sweet cherries, but tarts are being shaken and sent to processing plants around the area. You donât often find fresh tart cherries for sale because they’re quite delicate. After shaking, they are trucked from the orchards in huge, open, water-filled bins to protect them from bruising. Youâll often see damp patches on the road where cherries have sloshed over the edge as the heavily-laden trucks take the curves a bit too quickly. Be patient if you get behind one of these haulersâ¦just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views. Raspberries are abundant and being picked for both our CSA and for use in this yearâs batch of Sirius Raspberry Dessert Wine and eau de vie. Weâre expecting glass for last yearâs to be here this week so that bottling can begin.
The Inn and Stables had distinguished guests last week – the historic Blue Devils Horse Platoon – who were escorting the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, which was on display in Peshawbetown. They did an impromptu demonstration on Tuesday evening and a clinic for the local sheriff’s mounted patrol. One of the regular riders was ill, so
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On Sunday afternoon-into-evening Don and Malu will be pouring wine at Cherries DâVine, a second-year event at the National Cherry Festival in
Next weekend is the target date for the official opening our farmers market. It will be open daily through the fall and at least on weekends through the winter and until May. Weâll carry the freshest produce from both our and other local farms and Michigan-made farm products. Pictures and a rundown of products next time.
Nic attends the farmers market in Traverse City each Saturday with fresh produce and the weekly bags for pickup by our CSA members. Because of the Cherry Festival, the market will be at the barns at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons instead of the usual site for the next two Saturdays. He reports that the corn was “well over knee high on the 4th of July.”
Weâre hosting Winning with Women, Connecting with Men, a FREE Introductory Seminar for Men and Women, on July 12th. Led by Caren Field, a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, this co-ed seminar is designed to help you to understand the complementary design of men and women in order to create winning partnerships and true connection with the opposite sex. Call Caren at 231.392.2373 to reserve your spot for this fun and informative evening.âTil next time â Up on the Farm.