Thursday, July 3, 2008
Vineyard Bound . . .
Last night, I asked Oscar where our next adventure was. I told him people were asking on the blog. He smiled at me and said "Chill, Pete . . . you'll know in the morning." He can be SO exasperating at times! I went to bed and could hear Oscar upstairs whistling and clinking glasses . . .
This morning I woke up and he had left me this clue. FUN! Looks like we'll be heading up to the Parr Vineyard just north of Mason Texas where Robert and Dilek Parr have 13 acres of grapes under cultivation. We'll be able to get a close look at their operation.
You can see the in depth homework Oscar did on the vineyard. They have three varieties of grapes that ripen at different times of the season; Tempranillos, Touriga Nacional, and Mouvedre. Each has its own characteristics and special uses. I can't wait to learn more . . . should be a very enlightening trip.