I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lots of Whining Go'n On!

Seems like I have been on trains, planes and automobiles for days and I actually have.  Upon returning from our great trip to visit our kids in Oregon, it was off to the airport and on to another plane to Greenville, Texas to work with a group of Engineers for three days.

One of the many benefits of working with great clients is that they invite you to join the group for dinner and I really enjoyed being included for dinner at the Landon Winery.

Thousands of Gallons of Wine!

Bob Landon, the owner of Landon Winery did a phenomenal job of educating, entertaining and imbibing us with his wonderful and tasty wine. Bob shared with us that 95 percent of the wineries are not profitable, which I found to be amazing.  He also proudly shared with us that his winery was not part of that statistic and actually moved from a ranking in the 700's to one of the top 15 wineries within the country.

What a Great Host!

Bob took us into the Barrel Room and educated us on the chemistry of mixing wines, including adding acid, wood chips and testing of the wine's pH to make some of the very best.

To The Barrel Room

Lots of Wine
Discussion of Wine Mixing
The New and Expensive Bottling Machine
Even a Still...

The wine was excellent and so was the bacon wrapped filet that I had for dinner, what a great night!

I want to take this opportunity to thank Judy and Emma from Travels With Emma for joining us on our adventure.  I have sure enjoyed reading about their adventures and am very happy to have them along for the ride. 

Thanks for the visit and have a safe and enjoyable weekend!


  1. We love visiting wineries, this one sounds absolutely wonderful. We bought a new flag to hang at our RV sites...Wine a Bit You'll Feel Better! Fits us perfectly!

  2. Wineries are always fun and interesting places to visit. If only 15% of wineries are making a profit maybe the owners are too busy drinking instead of selling?

  3. Sounds like a wonderful tour, glad you enjoyed.

  4. We love wine tasting :-) George & I were surprised at how good the Texas wines are. We visited one near Houston when we were there visiting his brother a few years ago.