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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Is a Traders Point Winery down the road?

It's just a rumor so far, but my ears perked up when I heard from someone who ought to know that plans are afoot to plant grapes in the farm field on the northwest corner of 86th and Moore Road. This would put it roughly three blocks south of the Traders Point Creamery, and smack dab in the middle of the proposed Traders Point Rural Historic District.

This is exciting for me to contemplate. I look at that field every day, and I have often imagined grapevines planted in it, with lavender planted between the rows. I have wondered if any hot-weather grapes could thrive there (Durif?), and whether it would be possible to produce a top-notch wine with grapes grown at that location. (Or maybe a top-notch wine made from cherry tomatoes. Just kidding.)

If a winery on that site does come to fruition (pun intended), then with the Creamery's excellent cheeses available up the road, all we'll need is for someone in the neighborhood to start raising some American Kobe beef....
M. Zane Grey, 8:56 AM