Friday, December 19, 2014

Winery Christmas Lights 13.

A star, a star, dancing in the night, With a tail as big as a kite.
The folks over at Meteor Vineyard seem to be filled with the Christmas spirit, the gate to their vineyard is very festive.  Meteor's shooting-star fairy lights made me and Vinodog 2 feel very exultant on our walk today. 
Grapevines everywhere are naked now.  The onslaught of rain has beaten every last leaf to the ground, but I'm trying not to let it bother me.  I put on a silly, but festive, wooly hat that I purchased when I was home last month to walk V2 this afternoon.  If silly is synonymous with festive, then I am it.
I have never had a Meteor Vineyard wine.  Meteor produce a Cabernet Sauvignon, of course, that sells northwards of $225 per bottle, so I probably won't be trying it any time soon.  But I do appreciate that the owners of Meteor Vineyard observe festiveness throughout the year.


Thud said...

That's the ticket.

Thomas said...

$225 a bottle!

If they sell it all, do they have enough money to string lights throughout the vineyard and still make a profit?

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG said: "The onslaught of rain has beaten every last leaf to the ground. . ." Just beautifully said! Though you are quite humble, this kind of writing so impresses me.
As for the Meteror Cabs, they're not that highly rated to fetch such mega dollars (2006 rate an overall 84 points on one web-site)!

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Glad to oblige.

Tomasso: Small production, astronomical (meteoric) retail...isn't that Mathematics 101?

NHW: Awww, shucks :)
Then price has nothing to do with value (read, taste) in this case? I wouldn't know because I haven't tried it.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: To paraphrase SH: You don't get cult wine prices until you make cult wine quality.
I've not tasted their wines either, but I need some coaxing before I spend that much for a wine.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: SH? Steve Heimoff?
Wine is one of those things of which 'you get what you pay for' is true, but only up to a certain price...after that one is then limited as to how good the old tastebuds work, not how much money you have to spend. Coaxing? Personally, I'd need a lobotomy before I'd spend that much on one bottle.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Yes!
Could be and depends!
Maybe that what's happened to me! ;-)

Thomas said...

VG: I could not have said it better--the lobotomy part, that is.

Re, low production, high retail: when I was starting my winery and trying to figure out how to price for a profit, one piece of advice an old-timer gave me was this: whether or not your costs are high, only the dumb consumer with too much money will readily provide you with more money than your product is worth.

I believed him then, and now that I know more regarding the kind of people drawn to high-priced wine, I believe him today.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Hoping all your lobes are intact, whether they are connected to your tastebuds or not!

Tomasso: A fool and his money are soon parted...of course, I may be foolish enough to part with a lot of money to taste a (good vintage of) P├ętrus.