When the rain (can you even call that monsoon we had “rain?”) started falling at 5:30 Saturday night we were afraid our 5th Annual Corn Roast was going to be a real wash… But the heavens opened up and the sunshine came back right at 6pm – and after a slight delay while we arranged some final outdoor setup, the show went on!
It’s always a little nerve-wracking for us as hosts to switch caterers, but working with BW’S Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue out of Blasdell was smooth sailing from start to finish, and everything on the menu was delicious! Our only regret is that it took us five years to find them!
Once again, Savannah King’s set list was the perfect accompaniment for the night, and I am so grateful she continues to include our little hometown winery on her summer tour list each year! If this was your first time joining us, you can find more about Savannah (& her band!) here: www.savannahkingmusic.com
And although it’s been said before, I cannot rave about the success of our 5th annual event without thanking the crew I am so lucky to work with (and for!). My “not-so-little” brother Kevin and husband Jamison were troopers about standing outside even during the end of the rainfall to finish prepping the food service line, and worked the first half of the evening greeting our guests and keeping the dinner line short! Thank you for being one part kitchen staff, one part comic relief. Jasmine and Joe rocked it behind the bar again this year, and our new assistant winemaker (who’s also named Joe – that gets confusing!) was a great addition to the tasting room crew.
As always, our most sincere thanks goes out to everyone who joined us to celebrate the season and toast our upcoming Harvest! Without your continued support we wouldn’t have been able to pull this shindig off for five consecutive years! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Until next time, may your glasses be full! Cheers!
OH, AND ONE LAST THING: Mark your calendars!! You won’t want to miss our SIXTH Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast, happening Saturday, August 11, 2018