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“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world” – Ernest Hemingway
and remember the immortal words of Groucho Marx:
“I shall drink no wine before it is time! OK, it is time.” :-)
As many of you know, we own a small percentage of Lenne Estates Vineyard and we are really excited about it.  One of the reasons we decided to spend so much time in the NW was to enjoy the vineyard during crush (Sept./Oct).  I will have new pictures for you to enjoy; until then, I will also be putting more pictures from earlier activities out on my Lenne page ( so check the 2006 page out ; here is a link to the ’07 Harvest page).
Vineyards we are partners with:
Wine travels & fun:
Wine Clubs we belong to:
Favorite Wine links:
Vino Factoids:
One acre of land averages:
  • Five (5) tons of grapes
  • 13.56 barrels of wine
  • 800 gallons of wine
  • 336.8 cases of wine
  • 4041.6 bottles of wine
  • 20,208 glasses (5 oz.) of wine
One barrel of wine contains:
  • 740 pounds of grapes (0.37 tons)
  • 25 cases of wine
  • 300 bottles of wine
  • 1,500 glasses (5 oz.) of wine
One case of wine contains:
  • 30 pounds of grapes
  • 12 bottles (60 glasses of 5 oz. of wine)
States we have tasted wine at the wineries (there is at least one winery in every state, even if they are fruit wines, South Dakota being the last state to have a winery):
  1. Washington
  2. Oregon
  3. California
  4. Idaho
  5. Hawaii (Maui)
  6. Missouri
  7. Tennessee
  8. Texas
  9. Ohio
  10. North Carolina
  11. Arizona
  12. New Mexico
  13. Virginia
  14. Florida
  15. Michigan
  16. New York
  17. Maine
  18. Massachusetts
  19. Connecticut
  20. Pennsylvania
  21. New Jersey
  22. Arkansas
  23. Colorado
  24. Utah
  25. Kentucky
  26. Indiana
we have also enjoyed some great wines in Ontario, Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake