Archive for June, 2012

Greendance Memories Contest!

Do you have fond memories of visiting Greendance Winery?  Perhaps you were married at the winery, or you celebrated an anniversary here, or just kicked back and enjoyed a bottle of wine on a sunny, summer afternoon?  Share your story in 250-words or less as a comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page – we’ll read your entry, and three winners will be selected.  Contest will run through to the end of July! Here’s what you’ll win:

First Place Winner:

  • A wine and cheese basket from Greendance Winery, featuring 3 of our award-winning wines and gourmet delights
  • Dinner for two at Nino’s Restaurant in the beautiful Laurel Highlands
  • A complimentary Thursday night stay at Holiday Inn Express in Mt. Pleasant

 Second Place Winner:

  • A wine and cheese basket from Greendance Winery, featuring 2 of our award-winning wines and gourmet delights
  • A personal tour of Greendance and Sand Hill Berries, and a complimentary fruit pie made right on our farm

 Third Place Winner:

  • A wine and cheese basket from Greendance Winery, featuring a bottle of our award-winning wine and gourmet delights
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Rhubarb

A Salmon Faverolle hen at Collingwood Children...

A Salmon Faverolle hen at Collingwood Children’s Farm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are not talking about the fruit today; Rhubarb is the newest addition to the winery atmosphere here. He is a majestic Salmon Faverolle rooster who has as new home at Greendance and a flock of new Guinea friends. Rhubarb’s previous residence was a tree-lined street in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Sewickley—where his owners had to give him up after more than a few complaints. He was a bit shy upon arrival, but quickly warmed up and his crowing continues to fill the air. Rhubarb provided some entertainment for the gathering groomsmen—luckily, the rest of the wedding today did not mind his calls.

Salmon Faverolle roosters are large and magnificent, parading around with a virtual rainbow of colors—iridescent black, burnished with bronze on their backs and wings, while their hackles and saddles are the color of pale straw. These roosters are particularly calm and dignified, and make great roosters for the home flock since they are not as aggressive as some other breeds. Hens are more subdued in their colors with snowy breasts and fluffy white faces, their backs are a lovely honeyed salmon color with white lacing.

With our new rooster, it seems a fitting time to crow that Rhubarb Wine will be returning! After a long hiatus, the delicate rhubarb flavor of this great wine is currently in production with a bottling date set for the end of June.