Exciting Things for October!

September is beginning to wind down and crush here at the winery is nearly done. All of us are looking forward to a fun and exciting October!

Here is what is on schedule:

October 6th – Our last Blues & Wine of the season will feature not one but two of our favorite bands! Starting at 3pm, Blue Mother Tupelo will be rocking the house with their delta blues. Then starting at 6pm Chicago Charlie and The Businessmen will take it on home until 9pm. BBQ plates will be available for purchase ( Pork and Brisket!! Yum!). Bring a chair and a friend and come on out and have a great time!!

October 21st – Jodie will be demonstrating some classic Fall recipes in the pavilion. The cooking class will be from 2pm-4pm and admission is free! Call to reserve your spot today!

October 27th – The same folks who brought you this past Spring’s Hickman County Arts & Ag Tour are hosting the Arts & Ag Harvest Market at Grinder’s Switch Winery! This fun festival will be a great time to bring out the family and enjoy live music, great food, local artisans, local farmers, and even a hayride through the vineyard! Admission is free! The Harvest Market will run from 10am – 6pm!

As you can see there a lot of great reasons to come visit us! So mark your calendars!

Local Spotlight: Blackberry Hill Farm

The weather is finally getting cooler and with cooler weather our minds instantly begin to wander to the holiday season. If you are anything like us you are always looking for that special, unique gift to give to family and friends. Therefore, we thought we would do our best to help you find something special and spotlight some of our local vendors that we have in our tasting room. All of these gifts are handmade with skill and love. We hope you love the local products that our little town has to offer as much as we do.

Our first Local Spotlight vendor is Blackberry Hill Farms. Blackberry Hill is owned and operated by Sue and Jim and their two wonderful children in Nunnelly, TN. Together they raise award-winning Icelandic sheep.

From the wool that they hand-shear from these precious animals, Sue and Jim hand dye and hand spin their own wool yarn and make their own fleece. They offer a variety of finished products such as shawls, soap scrubies and handbags as well as skeins of their beautifully dyed and spun yarn. Each product is labeled with the name of the sheep who donated their coat to the product ( our favorite is Gretyl. She’s so soft!).

Whether you have a knitter in the family or just someone who loves unique handmade gifts, Blackberry Hill’s wool products is a great gift idea!