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Friday, April 26, 2013

Plum Creek Winery

Brian and Donna, some young folks down the road have started a winery, Plum Creek Winery, because they live near Plum Creek. A few days ago, they had an open house so I stopped in to see how they're doing. 

They've bottled about 1,000 bottles of excellent fruit wines - plum (of course), apple, strawberry, blueberry, grape and pineapple (to name six of the eight they currently bottle). I can attest to the deliciousness of the pineapple wine...it reminded me of Portugese vinho verde, a green wine which is fresh, clean and sparkling. 
They have a building dedicated to wine making and tasting. The building isn't quite finished but it's still beautiful with excellent lighting, clean, bright and plenty of space. It would make a lovely reception area for a birthday or other celebration.
Brian is an excellent cabinet maker (he made all the cabinets and renovated the building) and is a dab hand at anything and everything; he uses deer antlers to make chandeliers which are sold in the store. Plum Creek Winery has a Facebook page and are working on their website . 
I love it when young folks prosper. Brian and Donna are two of the hardest workers I know and it's from them I purchase a lot of my garden produce in the summer. I can no longer keep a huge garden and buying from them ensures I get fresh produce and they sell without having to truck their produce to town; it helps us both.

Blessings ~ Plum Creek Winery ~ Brian and Donna ~ 

12 comments:

  1. Dear Sandra, you are lucky to
    have young people close to you and also your visit's. I would like to know how much he charges for the antler hanging lights. Hope they saw
    the nice write up you did for their new business. yvonne

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  2. That's wonderful! I also love when I see other young entrepreneurs doing what they love and sharing their enthusiasm with others. Do you know if they sell online? I wouldn't mind trying some!

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  3. How inspiring! I love the labels.
    I am ready for the farmers market to open. Oh wait! Nothing has actually grown yet.

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  4. I love those labels too-thanks for sharing I love to read about young hard working business people-the wine sounds awesome-good luck to them

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  5. so happy for them, the labels and the cabinets look wonderful. so great you both benefit from the sharing. have a great weekend!

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  6. I too love to see young people not only succeeding but doing it in ways that involve work with their own hands. I predict that they will have a satisfying life from this kind of venture.

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  7. The candelier is phantastic! It fits wonderful to the wooden wall!

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  8. We have a winery across from our subdivision entrance and this will be the first year for it to be open. They have been growing their grapes for many years and I suppose are just now ready! It is called " Fiddler's Ridge" and we have winery tours several times a year here.

    I am not a big wine drinker but helps relax some evenings! Yes,
    that deer antler chandelier is fabulous along with their labels!

    Smiles, Cyndi

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  9. This is fabulous! I hope they ship. I would love to try some of their wines. Going to check out that FB page now.

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  10. Yvonne, I've asked them to contact folks on this post in response to their questions. Hopefully, they'll e-mail you.

    Amber, I'm not sure what VA ABC's laws say; hopefully Brian or Donna will e-mail you.

    Karen, it'll be months before our growing season produces anything.

    Kathy, the wine was very tasty; I had pineapple.

    Annie, the labels are very nice.

    Dewena, these are the hardest working young folks I know; I pray them well and great success.

    Dori, Brian is a master craftsman.

    Cyndi, hope Brian and Donna see your kind comment!

    Roxi, I hope they respond to your comment -smile-.

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  11. I wish them success and the pineapple wine sounds wonderful. I will try to find them on Facebook.

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  12. Debby, the pineapple wine was excellent; hope you find them.

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