Making fine wine can be great fun, and also hard work.
The newly completed Grove Winery building from across the pond. The Grove was licensed September 3, 2004 and opened to the public on December 4, 2004.
Future farmers (l-r) Rachel, Steele & Wilson Lloyd fight for control of the Farmall tractor. On nice days at the tasting room, we bring out the wagon and antique tractor (1960 IH Farmall Cub) and offer rides for the kids.
Winemaker Bob Moncsko pressure washes one of the stainless steel tanks.
Our roots...Max said this'd be fun? Steele & Deanne (Grandma) Lloyd work the high-tech bottle filling machine for the 2003 Roanoke River Red. This was one of last amateur bottlings as we started collecting equipment for the winery.
Larry Bowling and Steele laying out a new row in Field 003 in 2001. Smith Mountain is in the background.
Winemaker Bob Moncsko draws a sample from the barrel room. Click on photo for more images from our Feburary 2006 Winemaker's Weekend.
Larry, Steve, Steele & Max pressing our 2002 crop at Vista Ridge Vineyards.
Painted in/painted out. Dick Carstens and Owen Dunn install new epoxy floor in the winery building. Grove Winery has 3200 square feet of indoor production space.
For more pictures taken by John Studders from one of our first bottlings and our Grand Opening, click on the wagon ride photo.
Keith, Max and Rachel enjoy the music of Flav-O-Rich at the first concert at the winery. We frequently have concerts on our patio. Click on the photo for images from our OneStringOverShow.