Thursday, March 12, 2009

At Moon Dancer, it's all ahead full

After two months of laying low -- well, let's say it was quiet than normal -- activities at Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery in Wrightsville, Pa., have started to pick up. Owner/winermaker Jim Miller said the other day by phone that after a two-month break the Friday nigth music has started again. That kicks off the normal weekends at what you could call the "perch on the Susquehanna," with music resuming Saturday and Sunday, both from 2 to 5 p.m. The various holiday festivals start Memorial Day weekend with a summer concert jazz party. Currently they're in the middle of Tour de Tanks, the monthlong passport event for the Uncork York wine trail. Miller said they welcomes about 150 people tothe winery both Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend. "We really had a nice crowd," he said. :It was every bit as good if not better than last year."

He said his 2006 Shiraz was recently released, and the supplies of some of those listed as sold out on his Web site has been refreshed. That's going for $23 a bottle.

Meanwhile, work should commence on a couple of projects this summer. Miller said he's hoping to finish off the room beneath the tasting room to accommodate private events. "We're getting a lot of interest in people doing private events here," he said. "We need additional space for that."

He'll also get rolling on a partnership in the Reading area, not far from the Body Zone! that one can see while driving along Route 222. They'll open a second winery there as part of a project, Miller said his priorioty this spring is to choose the vines to plant and then get them in the soil. At this point he's talking about Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet and perhaps Sauvignon Blanc. You'll read more about the development as time passes.

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