Thursday, November 19, 2015

Winter Greetings to our Guests!

We have just passed our 11 year mark as innkeepers of Raford Inn. It is a perfect time to reflect on all of the highs and lows that come with running an inn. At the top of our "highs" list is YOU, our guests ... we have a long track record of stellar success, because of you!

We deeply appreciate the wonderful reviews, the guests who return time and again, and those of you who send your friends and family.

Where are the grapevines?
After four years of drought the frontyard vineyard had lost its struggle against infestation and the elements. So, we made the difficult decision after this year's harvest to remove the vines and replace them with a stronger more appropriate variety of Pinot Noir next spring. We prepared the soil, planted a cover crop of legumes, and laid straw over it for the winter. They went out with a bang, giving us a Double Gold medal on the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Gold medal on the 2013 Primitivo at the Harvest Fair this Fall. Not to worry, we are left with enough reserve to last until 2020 when the new crop will be harvested. In the meantime, Dane will continue his tours for the guests who would like a better understanding on our wonderful wine culture.

Remember a loved one with a Raford Inn Gift Certificate this holiday season.
You can order Gift Certificates by phone or online here.

Be sure to visit our specials page, facebook page and blog to stay up to date on offers and happenings.

Wishing you all the best!
Dane & Rita

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