We kicked off the 2021 harvest season on August 29th by picking Seyval and Vignoles grapes. Thanks to the great volunteers who RSVP'd and showed up to help. We value your commitment to help us bring in these grapes through a brief (but welcome) rain shower, rainbows, sunshine, and humidity. Team work from our volunteers and winery staff made the harvest smooth even if the day was long. We harvested lots of grapes!
Everyone headed to our Tasting Room after harvest to cool off, eat a made-from-scratch lunch, and drink wine and sangria. Thanks again to our volunteers, whether it was your first harvest or a return visit. You're the best!
We have two more harvest dates on Sundays, September 12 and 19, from 8 am to noon. Want to help harvest? RSVP at email@example.com. Let us know your contact name, the date, how many people in your party, and your phone number.
We truly count on our volunteers to help out. We do the heavy lifting! Have fun, eat all the grapes you want, and be a part of this year's harvest of grapes that will become the 2021 vintages of wine.
Our first grape stomp for the 2021 harvest season is complete. We'll host another grape stomp on Friday afternoon, August 27th, before the Wine Run/Walk 5K. Come out, stomp grapes, and cheer the runners and walkers on while sipping on wine and sangria. The grape stomp is free to the public. Bring a towel and your tootsies. Step into the tub, squish grapes, and do your best "I Love Lucy" impression.
Watch our Facebook page for upcoming grape stomps during and after harvest season.
Under The Stars Wine Dinner
Thursday, September 23, 6-9 pm
Join us for an outdoor dinner and drinks experience on Fence Stile's spacious flagstone patio with a menu inspired by the flavors of late summer and harvest. The four-course dinner with wine pairings is $65 per person. Limited seating ensures a personalized experience and social distancing. Fence Stile's owner-winemaker Shriti Plimpton hosts the multi-course wine dinner prepared by chef Pete Dulin. Call 816-500-6465 to RSVP.
The menu's ingredients and dish selections are an attempt to marry the flavors of the waning late summer season with the anticipation of cooler temperatures and autumnal cravings as fall approaches. Guests will experience slightly heartier dishes with an earthier feel brightened by lighter, citrusy notes. For example, tart, herbal notes from lemon-parsley gremolata will add zing to roasted cauliflower and Mornay sauce, or béchamel with cheese added. The rustic character of sweet potato gnocchi and greens will be balanced by vibrant flavors of pineapple, green tomato, and chili chutney providing sweetness, acidity, and heat for a full range of flavor. Of course, these dishes are meant to be paired with wines that will enhance, accent, or provide contrast to the food.
Don't miss this sensory experience, a marriage of flavor through wine and food. Call 816-500-6465 to RSVP.
Roasted cauliflower, Mornay sauce, stuffed mushroom, lemon-parsley gremolata
Paired with Seyval
Sweet potato gnocchi with white wine-braised greens and pineapple, green tomato, and chili chutney
Paired with Vignoles
Low Country red beans and rice, summer corn-sweet pepper medley, jalapeno-cheddar corn muffin
Paired with Chambourcin
Chocolate ricotta tart with cinnamon poached apples
Paired with Parliamo
Registration Now Open!!
Vineyard LifeStile Wellness Retreat
Tuesday, September 21, 9 am-4 pm
$125 - Register.
Spend a day refueling, refreshing, and restoring yourself to reset your body, mind, and soul. Consider it me-time or enhance the experience by sharing it with someone else. Enjoy the lush Fence Stile vineyards and connect with nature, escape from the noise, and connect with yourself. Reenergize, contemplate, let go, and embrace.
Start your day with a welcome sangria or mimosa and walk Fence Stile's lush vineyards. Listen to the birds and neighboring horses, learn about grapes ready to be harvested, and taste nature.
After the walk, choose the activity that best suits your energy level and desire. Choose from a mix of yoga, reiki, meditation, journaling, and stretching. Contemplate your morning over lunch and live music before selecting activities for the afternoon. Enjoy a paired wine tasting with chocolate. Then take a ferment class or add an optional oracle reading or tarot card reading.
Healthy snacks, fresh-pressed juice from Fence Stile's estate grapes, and agua fresca are available all day in the tasting room. Learn more about herbs and spices and ferments. Pick up a dried lavender bundle for aromatherapy or try a grape skin scrub to rejuvenate your skin. Reflect by the pond before you wind down with more live music and happy hour – a perfect way to end the day! All guests will also receive a swag bag of wellness treats to continue the rejuvenation at home.
Please bring a yoga mat and comfortable walking shoes.
Harvest Party - Volunteers Needed!
Harvest season begins at Fence Stile on Sunday, Aug. 29th. We need volunteers to join our Harvest Party from 8 am to noon. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for harvest.
Send us your name, how many people in your party, email address, and phone number. We'll send out an email with full details on what to expect and how to prepare for our grape-picking bonanza. Volunteers enjoy wine and sangria after the pick, plus a made-from-scratch harvest meal.
Additional picking dates are Sunday mornings through September. Let us know if you're available for these days as well.