Counting our blessings…..

Thankful! A simple two syllable word that holds so much emotion for me! I hope that you, too, are taking this month to count your blessings and appreciate all that you can be thankful for.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been operating Twisted Barrel now for two years. Time has flown and we have learned so much! I am thankful that Marc and I have this opportunity in life to work with our kids. Each one has chosen an amazing spouse and they continue to bless us with a tribe of “Grands”. We appreciate all of you being along for that ride. Brock is doing a great job with our new wines and his others siblings continue to work hard at supporting that process. I am also so very thankful for my parents! They continue to be healthy and some of our biggest supporters. You will see them at every pick-up party, chatting with the kids and enjoying the music. 

I am also thankful for all of you! Many of you have included us in your family’s stories, shared your adventures, and provided words of encouragement. A few special thanks are in order. Don and Maureen Costa – thank you for being wine club members #8 and staying with us! Bryce Hoeltke, Ed and Gari – you always make the day delightful! Dom and Shari Parise – you are just the best! Michael and Jennifer Kostrna – thanks for somehow knowing when to pop in with a treat to cheer up the day! Helen Crane – your kindness to our family means the world!  Corinne Hillman – your cookies are the bomb! Jackie and Bill Phillips – you are our #1 customers and we appreciate you! Jim Vickerman – we appreciate you taking our wines on vacations with you, your artistic pumpkin carving and your friendship. Wayne Gravelle and Kristen – our parenting discussions pinch my heart and you guys are amazing! The Karvers, Worthens and Burlingtons – you make our Firepit Fridays fabulous! We are ever-grateful to the Tanners who continue to encourage, mentor and even work the tasting room when we need to be elsewhere. And of course, we appreciate our sweet friend Alvin Costa, who keeps us supplied with his delicious Kettlecorn and entertained with his charming personality! You are all precious to us and we are thankful for each of you!

November will be a busy month for Twisted Barrel! We continue to offer our growler special featuring a $10 refill which consists of an entire bottle of TreLiscious on tap. Twisted Barrel is participating in the Tour of Tempranillo  the weekend of Nov. 11 and 12. Special Tempranillo tastings will be offered for all those participating and information can be found on the Winegrape Commission’s website. Tickets are also available for our popular Winemaker Dinner which will be held Saturday, November 18 at 6 pm. This dinner features a five-course meal thoughtfully paired with some of our varietals. The ticket price is $75/per person and there are only 30 tickets available. Call the winery or email for reservations! Lastly, our Black Friday sale will be from noon to 5 pm on Friday, Nov. 24, where we will offer 1/2 off all case sales. This will be a great time to stock up on wine or sparkling for the holidays!

We hope that this month is filled with blessings for each of you as we celebrate this Thanksgiving season. And as always, thank you for your support of Twisted Barrel!

Denise Warmerdam
(Mom & Oma)