There is this gent I know. Not really a buddy, but a local friend.
He went off, and got all schooled up like the rest of us, and came back home to realize all the crap he stuffed between his ears, doesn't translate into much, unless it could be applied to create value of some sort. He wore out the shoe leather finding work suitable, but nothing paid well enough to cover the commute, or justify moving away from the Farm, so he went to work installing Irrigation systems, and landscaping the seasonal resorters mini-mansions.
Along the way, he got hitched to a Wine snob foodie, and lost his mind. He and his equally loonie bride, went nuts, and put in a Vinyard, found financing, and then really went off the hook, and built a Winery/Brewery/distillery, with a twist.
Casual, informal, local flavor and color snacks, wine tasting bar, special events like weddings and retreats, Hog roasts, and eccentric celebrations.
We have at least 12 Brewerys within 20 miles, and I can think of 6 Winerys, but there are more.
His, is, well..."Different". Muck Boots and shorts, or 3pc suit are all the same. No pretense.
He stopped by today, and shared a Hard cider over the tailgate, and dropped off some of the good stuff for a review.
I figured to share.
I have the Proscuitto sauce, reducing in the Vidal Blanc "Pandoras Bottle".
I'm not a sweet white fan, but it's interesting, and well done. Not as crisp as I like, but not too funky either.
Any other Foodie and local wine fans here?