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October 1, 2004

Order Placed!

Well it's (halfway) a done deal. Just got off the phone with Dave Haggmark of Vintage Nurseries. Ordered vines for two acres:

(950) Viognier - clone 1 on 3309 rootstock
(950) Cabernet Franc = clone 332 on 3309 rootstock

Still deciding on what varietals to plant for the remaining two acres. We will be consulting with Doug Fabbioli over the next several weeks to determine that, but we're considering:

Petit Manseng
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc

It's an awesome feeling right now - knowing that the plans are finally coming together. The past two years here in Connecticut have been tough, both of us focusing on careers with little (or no) passion, in order to position ourselves financially to fully realize what started as the spark of an idea, a brief notion that is now coming to pass. An enormous amount of work is ahead, but tonight will be one of those nights to relax, smile, just be happy, and think "This is really happening."

Posted by Stephen at October 1, 2004 5:24 PM


CONGRATULATIONS!! & HOORAY!! What a great feeling that must be to know you are really on your way to realizing one of your dreams. I am so very happy for you both. My vote would be for either Petit Manseng or Sauvignon Blanc as the varietal to plant (and taste!). As you well know my two hands are always ready and willing to help.

Posted by: Mickey Mackey at October 1, 2004 8:19 PM

Thanks for sharing all of your updates! Congratulations on moving forward in making your dream a reality!

Best wishes, Rog and Bev

....we'll make ourselves available for a quality control wine tasting check if needed!!

Posted by: Rocket Rog at October 18, 2004 8:18 PM