Our Story…

Monique and I purchased Grape House Vineyards from Glen in 2017.  Monique is a Master K-9 Trainer (we own and operate Pawsitive Canine Academy, located here at the vineyard) and Hair Replacement Specialist (Monique's Salon).  I’ve worked primarily as a software engineer.  The vineyard is our next great adventure!

Our plan is to continue the work that Glen and Donna  started.  To that end, harvest is open for u-pick as usual, and classes will be re-starting in 2018.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Following  is what Donna originally wrote for the “About us” page…

Donna’s Story…

We are wine lovers from an old tradition of no sulfites.

Our future goal is to become a recognized organic winery..

My husband Glen & I started this vineyard as part of our retirement dream. Since my husband is in constant hyperdrive and I can’t get him to sit still for a minute, I helped him create his personal Disneyland (Glensieland). There is still much work to be done as Glen wants to expand into offering wine making products, grape cuttings & plants, trellis and irrigation designs, hands-on classes, seminars, and other educational events in the future.  He even built a stamped concrete patio trellis area between our orchard and vineyard to hold classes on nice days.

The Grapes we decided to grow took some time to choose. We looked for grapes that would produce in our area, cold weather (our grapes are great to a -25 degrees) perceived flavors, aromas and general characteristics of  the grape.

Wine color was important to us as well (Leon Millot is a dark red, just a little darker & richer than a Cabernet.)
Without having tasted the wines, one does not know if, for example, a white is heavy or light. Before taking a sip, the taster tries to determine the order in which the wines should be assessed by appearance and nose alone. Heavy wines will be deeper in color and generally more intense on the nose. Sweeter wines, being denser, will leave thick, viscous streaks (called legs or tears) down the inside of the glass when swirled.