It’s not exactly a bath, but the effect may be felt all over the body. This time of year – mid-September through mid-October – the aroma in America’s Grape Country is powerful and when you walk in the vineyard it is true immersion. Morning and evening can be the times when the fragrance is most intense, but if you are just driving through the Lake Erie Grape Region you can experience the effect. Roll down your windows and take a deep breath in .. aaaaahhh .. the fragrance washes over you and the effect is almost intoxicating .. scent is a powerful receptor and keeper of memories …you may choose to pursue another level (moderation is recommended!) of intoxication by seeking the fermented results … but a simple inhalation may produce a satisfying result.
Ready for a vineyard bath? Let’s take a stroll through the Concord grapes at Trolley Line Vineyards.
I’m Jonah and I am eight and one-half months old. I am so happy to live on a farm, but I am a bit of a mischief maker. There are so many wonderful distractions here that I sometimes just wander off in search of fun. This tends to drive my Mistress a bit crazy…..and my big “brother” Samson usually comes along too. We’re both rascals. Our Mistress says that we will learn our manners. I think she means it. Stay tuned……..
It’s a wonderful time of the year here at Trolley Line Vineyards as the garden begins to yield Bounty. Food is essential and good food provides the nutrition that helps our bodies function well. The philosophy of Wine Country Wellness includes the premise that it is very important to eat as close to the Source as possible. While I am busy tending to the gardens and savoring the season’s rewards I am also preserving this goodness for our meals to come. The finest and most remarkable flavors of the food can be enjoyed at harvest time but it is possible to save that deliciousness with canning and freezing methods. I will share some of my favorites as harvest continues.