Last week, I spent about 48 hours in Paso attending a compliance training and meeting with a potential grape buyer. I made sure to get a few pictures of the vineyard before verasion (when the grapes turn from green to purple) hits. Here are some of my favorites!
Sunset in the vineyard. Gorgeous this time of year!
Grenache in the front, new plantings in the middle, Merlot in the back!
Close-up of a Grenache cluster.
Syrah cluster, looking good this year!
Vines planted in the Spring. We will be able to harvest some fruit in… 2015. Not soon enough!
We served a red wine chocolate cake at our Second Annual Release Party and it was quite a hit! We would like to thank Wine Club Member (and relative) Keith Record for sharing this wonderful recipe. Here it is so you can recreate this wonderful dessert!
1 box dark chocolate cake mix
1 small package instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup Record Family Wines Randy’s Red
Allspice to taste
Randy’s addition: 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients into a bowl.
Beat 4 minutes until smooth.
Pour into a greased bundt pan.
Bake 45 – 60 minutes at 350 degrees.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool, before serving.