This past weekend the three main agricultural businesses on our mesa held a wine, cheese and mutton tasting. Our farm had mutton slow cooked shoulder roasts and 2 Welsh cheeses to taste. Terror Creek Winery had lovely fondue to go with their Swiss style wines. Stone Cottage Cellars had a selection of cheese paired with their wines and a fruit and chocolate fondue for their Alpine dessert wine.
We didn’t advertise this event very much but we still got between 30-40 people to come by, most of whom had never been to our farm or either winery.
We set up signs on all the pens with what sheep were in there, and notes about our farm and farming philosophy.
It was well received and we hope to do this again next year.
Now we’re gearing up for the big Paonia Harvest Festival that starts this weekend. Froday is the Chili Cookoff and the Pie Contest. Last year Ken was a judge, he hasn’t been asked yet this year but I am still hopeful. It made deciding which piece to buy much simpler!
Saturday we will be open all day for the self-guided Farm and Winery tours. It usually gets rather crazy, in years past we’ve had as many as 10-15 people show up at once all wanting to learn about our sheep. Sunday we’ll be back in town for hte last farmers’ Market of the year.
If you are anywhere near Western Colorado, consider coming for a great time and fun event in Paonia. See you this weekend!