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Time Flies

 
 
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Time Flies

 

There is a treasure within the winery that has nothing to do with wine.  It is, perhaps, the most photographed and discussed accessory in the cellar.  I love telling the story about this special piece of art.

My daughter used to join me in the cellar after she returned home from kindergarten.  I would provide her with Crayola markers and paper, and she would create for hours.  I fashioned her a chair out of a single case of wine and a drawing table out of two cases of wine stacked on top of one another.  After a particularly productive day, she pinned this  note to the wall with a thumbtack and there it hung for about seven years, until one of our good customers made me promise that I would frame it as to protect it.  For the last year it has been in a frame on top of our wine display case.  

Her note is the item that welcomes me every time I walk into the cellar.  It is a ray of light that catches my eye during those long harvest nights.  Her note becomes part of every tasting I conduct and I simply never tire of telling the story.  Her note is also a stark reminder of how time flies.  

She wrote me another note recently.  Only this time it was a farewell letter in advance of her two week Montana wilderness adventure. Just like that she was grown up enough to head off by herself!  Eight years in a blink of the eye...

I suppose I'll keep her framed note in the cellar with me until I am much older and grayer.  And I will continue to tell the story long after she has flown the farm.  Some things just become part of the fabric of this whole experience.

 

Cheers,

Brad McLeroy

Winemaker and Co-Owner, Ayres Vineyard & Winery

 
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