Sheldon Haynie
March 25, 2012 | Lighthearted , Other stuff, Wines | Sheldon Haynie

Sometimes you get a win

The first day of passport we had dire forecasts, initially for the night before and all day of rain. While rain is welcome and much needed, it would be preferable to not have it during the celebration. Our bands were worried, as we have outside tasting, and we assured them we would leave cancellation to their discretion. 

We did our best buying addtional canopies, and Saturday dawned dry, but overcast. We put up the canopies, tied them together and then the band cancelled while I was out mowing vineyards and moving the tractor between. It seemed a bit odd, because at that moment I had removed jacket and was standing in bright sun. 

Returning home, the preparations were underway, and there were actually people waiting in their cars for 1100 opening. Chef Eichelberger was working his magic in the kitchen, Joan Funk of Sweetzbydesign was making chocolates with our Cabernet and all went well. 

We did a brisk business, and then received word that the band was un-cancelling, followed shortly by their arrival and two great sets, between 1 and 4, when it finally did start to sprinkle.

Many compliments on the wines, the food, music and people were having a great time.

We closed the day out with the 4:30 pm arrival of a 20 passenger excursion limo, full of NASA folks who were gracious, erudite and had an appreciation for the Mead sample that Noah had brought out. Who knew that "Rocket Scientists" were the market for that ?  

A great day. We had dinner at Rosy's to celebrate and got a bonus of 1/2 in of rain between dinner and dawn Sunday. 


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