From Our Vineyard to Your Toast
Fall at INISFREE is when we harvest our *Chambourcin grapes. When we purchased Inisfree, the vineyard had been neglected. Realizing we needed professional help, we approached Modales Winery just down the road - to help nurture our vines back to health. They were gracious enough to send their wine expert to advise and educate us how to prune and care for the vines.
I assume most people that own a vineyard want to make wine. And we did too! But then again, we had no idea how to make wine. As our kids have stated many times - “Dad is not a farmer”. However, there is something about a vineyard that just makes you want to try. Modales helped us with this too. So with our mediocre harvest last year, we made a 5 gallon jug of wine.
For over a year, our wine was fermenting in our wine cellar.
Welcome to the Inisfree Knot
Bruce and Peggy
I am so excited to finally start our blog about Inisfree Estate. My kids had been suggesting for a while that I write a blog … but when you are in the middle of running a business, construction projects and all the many details involved, time is very limited and quite honestly - so is your energy.
What about the name? Many guests ask about the name “Inisfree” and its meaning. The farm was already named when we made the purchase. We loved the name and learned “Inisfree” was adopted from “The Quiet Man” - the 1952 movie featuring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. “Inisfree” was their idyllic place of refuge from the city. The name means “land between the waters” which was not only appropriate for our location but also romantic and beautiful. A perfect name for an event venue and Bed and Breakfast.
The Inisfree Knot