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Ghosts and I’m Not Talking About Our Big White Dog

April 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Okay the purists in the wine industry are going to barf when they read this blog because our “event” (which wasn’t actually an event but an activity) was as big a departure from the scope of wine as you can get but I thought it was great and even more interesting than I thought it would be.  To give credit where credit is due, this event was created as a result of one of the Washington County Museum’s After Dark events when some Paranormal Investigators came to the museum’s jail to discover any after life that may exist.  All that remained was the skeleton of a rat.  But this event included a drawing for 4 people to come out to Plum Hill Vineyards with the investigators to determine what afterlife may exist out at our winery.

And that’s what we did last night.  So the investigators set up infrared cameras in the “old” barn in several locations including the infamous “beer corner” where supposed paranormal activity had occurred.  These cameras will remain for several days until their batteries expire.  But the six of us (3 paranormals, myself, the museum staffer and his wife) also got to wonder around a couple of the buildings with highly sensitive equipment to discover lost souls.

It was an interesting process.  We were told to not wear any clothes that would rustle and make noise.  Also, as we were positioned to listen for souls, if we made a noice, we needed to announce it, so it wasn’t mistaken for a ghost noice.  I held the spectrometer.  Others held the video camera, timer, extremely sensitive recorders and regular camera.  We walked around and asked questions; things like, “Are you alone?  Do you like what we have done here?  Do we leave you enough leftover wine?  What wine do you prefer?”  We were told to wait 10-30 seconds for any type of response.  I can honestly say that I didn’t hear or see anything definitive but the tasting room refrigerator motor seemed to stay on longer than normal and the wind bursts in the big barn seemed excessive so who knows.

We still don’t know have the results of the cameras left in the barn or the analysis of the recorders so the verdict is still out but it was an awesome experience and even if this one event didn’t show any evidence of ghosts, we know for sure we have ONE and he’s a friendly one.

 

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Famous in Japan

February 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Our winery has become famous in Japan.  It all started when we got a visit from a Japanese tour guide not long after we were open.  They were looking for wineries to feature in their guide-book.  Yes, we were included with pictures and we have been in the book ever since.  So, consequently, we get Japanese tourists visiting our winery with book in hand and they often ask us to sign our page.  The word is that the Japanese tourists go back to their friends and tell them about the trip, including Plum Hill.  Then, their friends come over to the US and visit us, too.  It was one of these tourists who told us that we were famous in their country.  How famous, we will never know.

Today, a nice couple came in, I believe an American with a Japanese wife.  They were asking lots of questions.  RJ shared the Japanese guide-book with the man.  He was writing a blog or guide, himself.  He left us a great note in our sign-in book.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 11, 2015 Leave a comment

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Our annual Valentine’s Dinner is 4 days away, but we are full.  The love rocks are made for each couple.  Now I just have to figure out where I am putting everyone. 🙂

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