Vineyard Journal

Why Are You Doing This? Part I - Introduction

My Answer When Someone Asks the "Why" Question

May 05 2022

Boundary Breaks co-owner Bruce Murray behind the tasting bar preparing for a group tasting.

Balance 03: What A Winemaker Says About "Balance"

Dave Breeden, head winemaker at Sheldrake Point Vineyards talks about "balance."

March 09 2021

Wine Is Not a Very Good "Alcohol-Delivery Vehicle"

Wine belongs with food. (There are better alternatives if you just want to get drunk.)

February 16 2021

Balance 02: At or Away from Equilibrium

Do we really want to be "in balance" all the time? Might that turn out to be a little boring?

February 08 2021

Balance 01: What is It, and Is It So Simple?

When you think about it, doesn't everything need to be in "balance?"

February 01 2021

Who Holds The Pen?

When putting anything important down on paper, pay attention to who is holding the pen.

January 01 2021

Emily Pellicano, Architect, of Owego, NY, designed the interior and exterior of the Boundary Breaks Tasting Room and Office while with the firm King + King Architects, of Syracuse, NY.

Stained Glass in the Historical Society Headquarters

As in the great cathedrals in Europe, the stained glass windows create an ethereal light in the church.

December 01 2020

Three Generations at the Golden Buck

The Saturday night prime rib has no equal.

November 01 2020

Harry Mullins (lower left), his mom, Megan Mullins and his grandmother, Carolyn Chamberlain. 2012.

What it Means to Rely on Contract Workers

Years ago, they say, you could find local residents to help. That was then. This is now.

October 01 2020

Felix Mosqueda helped us with our new vineyard planting in 2017.

Which Came First, the Apple or the Grape?

Neither. They both have been here forever.

September 01 2020

A Business With No Signs Is a Sign of No Business

But we have to put them on someone else's property.

August 01 2020

Al Mandigo relaxing in his man cave.

We Would Always Make Friends With a Raptor

How to keep the starlings and other pests from the vineyard.

July 01 2020

Morgan Hapeman with one of the raptors she is nursing back to health.

Babette's Feast in Watkins Glen

At Graft, the meal can be transformative.

January 01 2020

Christina McKeough, chef at Graft Restaurant, in Watkins Glen, NY. The Finger Lakes.

The Place Where Everyone Goes One Day

If you don't stop at the Big M Supermarket in Ovid, you need to drive at least another 30 minute to find a grocery store.

December 01 2019

Glen Bedore, Meat Cutter, Big M Market, Ovid, NY