Growing Fast and Checking In

Oh, Hello again…bottling nightmares have taken over my sleep the past few nights, which makes me long for the peace and tranquility of being out in the vineyard. Last week brought some unseasonably cool weather with some soft sprinkles…just enough to keep the dust down.

This week however has been beautiful! While all the grapes in the valley floor wake up to foggy bottoms, I’m living large in brilliant sunshine. Nice warm mornings, catching rays, listening to the Beach Boys (ok, not really, but if you listen carefully to the breeze blowing between the leaves, you’ll catch some Good Vibrations) and just growing away.

All my neighboring flower buds on the cluster have grown a little and we’re starting to space out a bit more. We’re also almost over the top trellis wire.

That’s it for now, I have to go back to the bottling line and face reality.

A Special Invitation: Schweiger’s Inaugural European River Cruise

Next March we are doing something special and exciting, the first Schweiger Vineyards trip abroad for our wine club members, friends and family. Sally and I cordially invite you to join us on a 7 night Rhine River cruise followed by a 4 night tour of Switzerland.

We’ll board the lovely ship M/S AmaSonata for two nights in Amsterdam, that wonderful city of canals, Rembrandt, windmills and bicycles. Then begin a voyage up the mighty Rhine River, visiting the German cities of Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Rudesheim and Breisach. We’ll spend a day in Strasbourg, France and tour the lovely Alsace Wine Route, sampling world class Rieslings. Upon disembarkation in Basel there is an optional land tour visiting the Swiss cities of Lucerne and Zurich, traveling high in the Alps and along the scenic lakes of stunning Switzerland. Western Europe in early spring will be cool, uncrowded and delightful, with low airfares.

On board I will hold three tastings and a paired dinner, pouring our own Schweiger Vineyards wines alongside those of the Rhine and Alsace. There are special inclusions exclusively for those traveling in our group block, booked through our tour operator Expanding Horizons.

For complete information, please visit this link:

This web site shows all the cabins with expandable pictures, details and dates. Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations who would enjoy this kind of elegant vacation dedicated to culture and fine wine.

There is a special discount of $1,500 per cabin ($750 per person) for those depositing by September 30th, 2016. To book or to answer your questions please email or call Ruth Jelsma at our tour operator, Expanding Horizons:  Tel: 1-714-975-9063, email: look forward to seeing you aboard!


Fred & Sally Schweiger