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Harvest 2013

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday September 28, 2013   -   By Larry

What an amazing harvest this year!  We've got more grapes than we know what to do with.  In fact, we are allowing people to pick for personal use for the first time in many years. This year brings 2 new wines to our line up.  Gasconade White is...

October Events

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday October 09, 2010   -   By Larry

The newly created pruner attachment for the tractor is completed and testing is underway.  This will really help with vineyard management.  We could even expand a bit since this will speed up the late winter/early spring pruning schedule.  The...

Cool Front Happiness

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday September 27, 2010   -   By Larry

The cool front yesterday made it feel like fall.  Woohoo!  The Virgina Creeper and Sumac are turning crimson.  The vineyard is starting to change to yellows and reds.  It is gorgeous.  The grape stomp is on October 2nd.  The...

September to Remember

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday September 13, 2010   -   By Larry

Harvest is still going strong.  We're down to Catawba, Vidal and St. Vincent.  We've had more orders than ever for our grapes.  We've taken what we need and selling the rest.  It's been great meeting some of the other wine makers in the...

Harvest Set to Begin

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Wednesday August 11, 2010   -   By Larry

August is here and so is harvest.  We will pick the noble Vignoles and the Traminette on Monday, August 16, 2010.  The Vignoles look to be the best harvest in years.  The vines are so loaded with clusters, they are pulling the trellis down...

July's Update

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday July 10, 2010   -   By Larry

July has arrived and the Frontenac are beginning to show verasion.  They are usually our first variety to harvest.  We should get enough this year to have Frontenac wine to sell soon (but not too soon).    The rain we got this past week...

June Happenings

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Sunday June 13, 2010   -   By Larry

May was wonderful.  Good rains, good weather and good events.  Maifest at OOVVDA was a success.  We also attended Spring Fling at Le Cave in Billings, Mo and Pierce City Arts Fest.  It was great to meet so many people interested in wine and...

Vendor table at Laurita Winery's Summer Solitice c...

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Wednesday May 26, 2010   -   By Michael & Denise

The Laurita Winery has invited us to be a vendor at their 1st annual Summer Soltice Festival on June 19th & 20th. We will be selling eggs and have available sign ups for monthly shares. Also I will be bringing a few of my hens. Come out and see a beautiful...

May's Update

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Thursday May 06, 2010   -   By Larry

Wow!  April was so busy!  The pruning is pretty much done.  We participated in the Missouri Food and Wine Festival at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo.  We also participated in Maifest at OOVVDA Winery in Springfield, Mo.  We'll be...

Spring in the Vineyard

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday March 29, 2010   -   By Larry

April is almost here.  Time to switch to the spring and summer schedule.  We will be closed for Easter Sunday.  Monday, April 5th we go back to 11 am to 7pm, 7 days a week. The vineyard looks much better after getting its late winter/early...

March came in like a lamb.

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Monday March 08, 2010   -   By Larry

March came in with wonderful temperatures and great weather.  Hopefully it is "goodbye" to the below average temps.  We are trying some new pruning techniques, mostly due to being so behind schedule.  Hedge trimmers seem to do a great...

Spring is on it's way!

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Friday February 19, 2010   -   By Larry

February is the shortest month on the calendar, thank goodness!  This month brought snow, rain, wind and cold temperatures.  Today it was over 50 degrees.  Strange weather when El Nino is in full swing.  We finally made it to the vineyard...

Valentines Day

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Thursday February 04, 2010   -   By Larry

Wow, what a winter so far.  Record cold the first week of January and then snow, and more snow... Yikes!  It is making it tough to get to the vineyard.  The ground is just saturated making it difficult for the truck.  We don't want to do...

January

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Sunday January 17, 2010   -   By Larry

We are on our winter schedule.  We may get to do some pruning now that the temperatures are bearable.  The first week of the year was abnormally cold.  Hopefully, there isn't too much frost kill to remove.  Nathan now has his wooden bowls...

Happy New Year!

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday January 02, 2010   -   By Larry

Happy New Year!  We'll be on our winter schedule now that the holiday season is past.  Our hours will be 12 to 6 Wednesday to Sunday.  Closed on Monday and Tuesday. This is pruning season in the vineyard.  We usually start in February and...

Holiday Musings

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Tuesday December 22, 2009   -   By Larry

The year 2009 is nearly at a close.  It has been 12 years since we began the endeavor into the grape and wine business. It will be our 6th year at the location on Highway 60.  It seems like yesterday when construction began on the wine cellar. ...

Winter is on!

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Wednesday December 09, 2009   -   By Larry

The holidays are upon us and the cold air has arrived.  The grapes are getting their well deserved winter's nap.  We still have some juice to sell.  Catawba and Saint Vincent.  Great for jellies or home wine makers. Please call the winery...

Fall Is Here!

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Sunday November 01, 2009   -   By Larry

Wow!  It is November 1st already!  Things have slowed down since harvest.  We've done some bottling to catch up with sales.  The reds have been taken off their skins and put into barrels to rack.  The whites should be ready in...


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