It’s always nice to document something a little out-of-the-ordinary. Dad has been working with Dave at Cold Creek Winery at 21 Mill Street, Frankford ever since he bought and made up his own kits out on Glen Miller Road, out Frankford-way.
I wasn’t any help at all, but enjoyed the interactions and the chat while Dad, assisted by Dave, bottled up three boxes of vino together. Dave isn’t a real ‘technology/social media’ dude, but he offers such personalized and friendly business that he’s as busy as he needs to be! I enjoy that, he’s an art enthusiast and a bit of a historian as well, so the stories that he shares are always colourful and entertaining. I’ve always left having learned things, from my visits at Cold Creek and that’s awesome!
The process involves washing and rinsing bottles, filling, corking and heat-wrapping the tops. Fantastic…and likely only took thirty minutes in total, maybe 45 because I learned about Dave’s enthusiasm for the art of artist, R. G. (Gary) Miller. When I got home, I looked up his history and the back-story on the Mush Hole work and was saddened and captivated, all at the same time.
The image of the wooden sculpture that I’m going to post, a heron in flight, is not a completed sculpture, but was carved by Dave’s father. It is so beautiful.
Thank you, Dave and Dad, for such a great afternoon.
Wine, of every variety, in carboys…everywhere!
Washing and rinsing… This gizmo vacuums the completed recipe into the bottles. Corker…my Dad’s a tough guy still! Did the whole job!Yes! That’s right! A Calgary Flames jersey hanging out here in Ontario! Stories abound, at this point. Yup! That would be 21 Mill Street…back in the day. Front of the store. Beauty. Grateful…now, for a glass!