Tag Archives: Tod Manspeaker

Ain’t That America

     As my wife and I were enjoying a leisurely stroll down Pitt St. in Bedford, Pa on a beautiful autumn day in October when we happened upon Tod Manspeaker. Tod was standing outside of his tasting room taking in the … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rumor Has It Wine News

     I would like to share some interesting news that I heard from wine makers around the region.      I recently visited Tod Manspeaker at his Briar Valley Vineyards tasting room in Bedford, Pa. He told me he was removing … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2nd Annual “State of the Vineyard” Address

       Welcome to the 2nd Annual ” State of the Vineyard” address. the purpose of this post is to give everyone a first look at the 2015 growing season as seen through the eyes of the people who know it … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Briar Valley Vineyards & Winery Who Knew?

     Western Pennsylvania has more than its share of myths and mysteries.  The B-25 that crashed into the Monongahela River near Downtown Pittsburgh but was never found or the reported U.F.O. landing site near Kecksburg are just two of the myths … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Winter Damage

    Much of my childhood was spent growing up on my mother’s family farm just across the road from our house. Many of my relatives live nearby in houses built on land that was carved out of the original … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery

       I was very happy to hear from Tod & Jean Manspeaker, owners of Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania.  I am grateful they took the time away from pruning the vines, work that was delayed due to the … Continue reading

Posted in Wine news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment