Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kreutz Creek set to plant 400 vines

Kreutz Creek Vineyards in West Grove, Pa., sent out its January e-letter today it began with this short note from owner Carole and Jim Kirkpatrick:

"Hopefully you had a great holiday season. We had a terrific time although it was much too short. Now that it's behind us, it's time to begin the grape growing process all over again.

Pruning will begin this month and take us through March. It's been very rainy lately so we haven't begun. It's hard enough to spend the entire day in the vineyard when it's 30 degrees, but when it's cold, wet and rainy it's miserable.

We ordered about 400 new vines for planting this spring. They will be replants for vines we removed this past season. We'll probably plant in April so if you think you want to get 'down and dirty' let me know. It's sure to be lots of fun!"

January will be pretty quiet in the tasting room so make a point to stop by and visit. February 14th and 15th will be our Valentine's Day celebration. Think good wine and good dark chocolate. That's right, we're going to have our popular chocolate fondue with good dippings. March brings us to the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail's "Barrels on the Brandywine." We'll be doing the vertical Kordeaux tasting of 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. That's every weekend in March in the winery.

We're also getting ready to remodel the tasting room. Hopefully by Barrels on the Brandywine we'll have a new look. Look for pictures in the next issue.

These acts are featured 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays

Friday, Jan. 2- Classical Guitar by Brad Rau
Saturday, Jan. 3 - Jazz Guitar by Sean Townsend and Dan Moore
Friday, Jan. 9 - Jazz and Swing by Swing Set
Saturday, Jan. 10 - Classical Guitar by Mark Oppenlander
Friday, Jan. 16 - Folk and Blues by Stephanie Hewett
Saturday, Jan. 17 - Eclectic Tunes by Prose from Dover
Friday, Jan. 23 - Jazz Guitar by Sean Townsend and Dan Moore
Saturday, Jan. 24 - Rockabilly by the Highball Kids
Friday, Jan. 30 - Folk Music by Mary Scholz
Saturday, Jan. 31 - Jazz and Swing by Swing Set
Don't forget to BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)

44 E. Gay St.
West Chester, PA

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