So, this summer is flying by. Someone reminded me this morning that school bus season is almost upon us. No longer will commutes be easy and free of yellow busses with flashing lights! Before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving...and then Christmas! Did you know that there are only 17 Fridays between now and Christmas? I am not prepared for it to be the holiday season yet. This summer has not even felt like summer. I feel like I haven't seen the sun since 4th of July. I think I mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts that Matt and I got engaged over Memorial Day Weekend...and the same day that we got engaged, our offer got accepted on a house. We closed on said house the 15th of July and have been spending every waking moment painting, cutting down shrubberies, choosing carpets, choosing stain colors, sanding, and did I mention painting? SO MUCH PAINTING. On top of the house stuff, we've chosen our wedding venue (yay!!!!!!!!!!), figured out the church, found a rehearsal dinner spot, booked the band, AND I GOT MY DRESS. In addition, we've had things to do every weekend: Crossfit competitions, bridal showers in Chicago, a day at the lake with Matt's business partner, collaborative beer/wine releases, weddings for friends, weddings for family, and all types of other things. I need a nap.
I don't think that Karamoor Estate Wines knows that I need a nap. We have been moving at about 100 mph here! So much stuff has been happening, it is tough to keep it all straight! The one thing that I wanted to really fill you in on was the bottling of our 2015 Chardonnay. I LOVE this wine. I can't wait for you guys to try it. We will probably be sending it out as a special treat to our Signature Mixed Club members in September! We will release it on the web probably closer to the holidays (Kevin will be the judge on when it is truly ready!).
In addition to the Chardonnay being bottled, we are heading right into the start of harvest! We expect to be picking at least the Sauvignon Blanc the first or second week of September, with everything else following thereafter (we pick the red grapes through the end of October!). Stay tuned for some great photos to be posted on Facebook over the course of the next few weeks.
Don't forget that we are offering some limited tours of Karamoor! Tickets can be purchased for the available dates here: http://www.karamoorwines.com/Wines/Tours. There is some very limited availability for next Thursday, 9/1. We haven't chosen any additional dates yet, but here is a great photo of the group that came through yesterday:
I hope that you all have a great weekend. We are moving. Say a little prayer for us! I wish I could wake up and have it be Monday and all our things are miraculously in our new home. Definitely going to need a little Karamoor (or maybe something stronger!). Until next time...