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If you’re new, check out the video below to see what Peaceful Bend is all about. Our tasting room is open Thursday through Monday from 11am-6pm all year, so come on by for a visit soon!

For the 2014 holiday season, we have the following changes to the tasting room hours:

Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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2014 Last-Minute Gift Ideas From Peaceful Bend Vineyard

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With Christmas right around the corner, I figured there are several of you out there that will be picking up your holiday presents this weekend.  If wine is on your list then we’ve got you covered!  You can pick up bottles here in the tasting room or go online to purchase here.  We’ll be shipping via Fedex on 12-19 and 12-22, but you can also order a gift certificate online here.  Your recipient can use their gift certificate online or in the tasting room.

If you plan a trip to Peaceful Bend, I have several additional items available that your loved  ones will appreciate.  Plus, you’ll have fun tasting wine while you’re here (and you’ll be proud to know that you supported a small business this holiday season).

Gift Items
Pick out a few bottles of wine and a basket while you’re here, and I’ll create a beautiful customized gift basket for you on the spot. If you have a few items from home that you want tucked in too, don’t hesitate to bring them along and I’ll add your items to the basket.

Gift Items
We have an array of wine accessories to choose from here in the tasting room. Wine away is always appreciated for those on your list that like red wines. And if you know an occasional sipper, the wine preserve will keep their wine fresh through many glasses of wine, no matter how far apart those glasses happen. Speaking of glasses, our logo wine glasses make a useful present for any wine drinker!

Gift Items
These beautiful cutting boards would be great for the cooks on your list. The boards are made out of hickory, oak, and maple. Our logo is featured on one side of the board, but the other side is smooth to ensure smooth slicing.

Gift Items
We have a variety of hand-made items created by local artisans too. If you have someone on your list that appreciates unique artistry, the pottery, woodwork, and up-cycled barrels are sure to fit the bill. I’ll be happy to answer any questions about the artists while you are browsing.

I hope this gift guide gives you a few ideas for your last-minute gifts. I look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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We’re Back!

St. Croix Vacation
Well, after a week off for vacation, Clyde and I are back at Peaceful Bend feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  We were lucky enough to join our friends in St. Croix, Virgin Islands for a week of sun, music, food, and general fun all around.  I wanted to take a moment to share a few of the memories from the week with you all.  Since the English call a vacation a ‘holiday’, then I guess these will be in keeping with the season! :)  Anyways, enjoy this peek at St. Croix…

St. Croix Vacation
We spent many hours exploring the many (mostly deserted) beaches around the island and swimming in the gentle waves. My favorite beaches were at Sandy Point Wildlife Preserve and Buck Island, but the beach by the resort we stayed at on Chenay Bay was pretty too.

St. Croix Vacation
We did lots of fun tourist-y things throughout the week too. We spent a couple of trips exploring the bars, boardwalks, shops, historic sites and oddities in the two major towns, Frederiksted and Christiansted.

We made sure to listen to a favorite band of Steve & Karen’s called Hudson and the Hoodoo Cats play at a few St. Croix locations. They make the trip to the Virgin Islands twice a year, and after enjoying our time listening to them, we decided that we’ll have to try to have them out to the winery to play soon.

One silly highlight was a trip into the rainforest where we fed beer-drinking pigs several cans of their favorite beverage – O’Doul’s! And of course, we couldn’t resist a stop at the local rum maker, Cruzan, for a tour and tasting.

St. Croix Vacation
I only took along my phone for a camera, which limited me somewhat, but I actually enjoyed the challenge of trying to capture all the small wildlife around the beach such as hermit crabs, geckos, and sand crabs.  These guys were actually pretty patient with me.

St. Croix Vacation
Another fun excursion was to visit the La Reine farmer’s market where we picked up a few local foods to try out back in the room. We loved the boiled gooseberries and the breadfruit, but will steer clear of the locust from now on! The Carribean lobster and the Wahoo (fish) were also delicious treats we tried at local restaurants.

St. Croix Vacation
I couldn’t resist adding a little removable graffiti to the beach! We really want to thank our friends, Steve and Karen for taking us along on their adventure. We had a great time and loved every minute of our stay.

Are you taking a holiday somewhere warm this winter?

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One More Closure

So sorry for the hassle, but we are closing the tasting room again today (Monday, December 8, 2014).  We’ll be back to our normal tasting room hours on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at 11am.  We’ll also be answering messages and catching up on email that day, so if you’ve tried to contact us, we’ll be back in action here in a bit.  Thanks so much for your patience!

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