Summer is here at last...and before you know it we'll be in the vineyard harvesting our grapes and making wine again! This is just a brief note to catch you up with the happenings around Fireside Winery.
In the Cellar: Zach, our winemaker, is in the process of bottling all of our 2010 wines in order to make room for the 2011 grapes that will need space. We're continually working to improve our wine quality through education and top-of-the-line winery equipment. We've recently upgraded our wine filtration system, a machine we use to make sure the wine is clear; and have added 3,000 gallon-worth of new stainless steel tanks.
These behind-the-scene changes reflect our commitment to quality wine and our goal of continual improvement.
KCRG A-List: Earlier this Spring we asked you to show your support by voting for Fireside Winery as your favorite "wine shop" in the KCRG A-List. Because of your efforts we were awarded the 2011 Winner "Best Wine Shop" in Eastern Iowa!
Thank you for your vote...and your show of support!
Excellent Entertainment: our line-up of high quality local musicians make a trip to Fireside even more enjoyable. Each Friday (arrive by 6pm) we have lively music (bring your dancing shoes), delicious catered food of P.H.A.T. Daddy's Restaurant, and all of our wines.
Every Sunday (open noon-5pm) we offer a more casual mix of live music, appetizers, and wine-by-the glass (or bottle) and a lovely environment to relax with your friends.
Special Events: Every so often we produce an extra-special event for our winery friends. Here are a couple of our upcoming events: July 16th - Tropical Iowan Night featuring the musical performance of the Cedar Island Band, delicious tropical foods prepared by P.H.A.T Daddy's; and on September 24th we'll be rockin' country style during our Harvest Festival (and Hog Roast) with Chris Brooks and the Silver City Boys.
...That's all for now! Stop out and see us, but if you can't, please support our local retailers: http://www.firesidewinery.com/products2.html