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Vineyard and Winery Tour and Tasting

$35.00 per person
Let’s take a peek “Behind the Vines” with winemaker/owner, Bruce Cross. We will meet at the tasting room promptly at 2 pm on Saturday.   You will be served the first of six tastes of wine to sip as we take the short walk through the Lenoir Vineyard on the way to the winery. At the winery, Bruce will discuss the wine making process, grape varietals, and a little history.  We might also experience a taste of unfinished wines that are in the tanks.  After we get back to the tasting room, we will go into the Bud Break room for tastes of the remaining five wines and pair them with some local cheese and crackers. Bruce will discuss with us these wines and answer questions. Reserve your space today!  Tour will last about two hours. Max 8 people.  Must be 21 years old or older. Price: $35 per person. Wine club members will receive their discount. 
A. Opie Designs collage

Woolgathering Knitting Retreat 2021

Work Shop Description:

“A Modern Take on Fair Isle Knitting…it all starts with an inspiration!”

Join Amy Opie of A. Opie Designs as she guides you through the creative process of designing a modern fair isle knitting pattern.  Spark your creativity and gain confidence arranging and choosing color palettes from design boards, swatches, and a vast assortment of knitted samples.  Each participant will get a chance to translate these skills by selecting a project to “cast-on” from a curated collection of A. Opie Designs patterns.  You will be given step by step instructions with hands on troubleshooting support as you become proficient in stranded color work knitting.

Attendants Will Receive:

An extensive and colorful variety of BIG BAD Wool Weepaca and Ikigai Fiber Chibi Paka Chunky will be available for purchase if students wish.

A detailed workshop syllabus along with a tools and supplies list will be provided prior to attending.

Schedule:

Sunday October 17

6 pm – 8 pm     Optional wine social

Monday October 18 

8 am – 9 am     Breakfast

9 am – 12 pm    Instruction and knitting

12 pm – 1 pm     Lunch

1 pm – 4 pm       Instruction and knitting

6 pm                   Dinner in the vineyard

Tuesday October 19

8 am – 9 am     Breakfast

9 am – 12 pm    Instruction and knitting

12 pm – 1 pm     Lunch

1 pm – 4 pm       Instruction and knitting

6 pm                   Pizza

Wednesday October 20

8 am – 9 am     Breakfast

9 am – 12 pm    Instruction and knitting

12 pm – 1 pm     Lunch

1 pm – 4 pm       Instruction and knitting

All meals and snacks are included in the fee!  Lodging is available at either the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, or Microtel in Bremen.  We are not getting a block of rooms this year in order for attendees to make their own decision where they would like to stay.