We selected Bowers Harbor because they had wines named after their dogs.  Well that’s not entirely true, but it was an influencing factor.


We were immediately charmed by their vine covered pergola.  I personally have never quite understood the purpose of a pergola, but now I get it!  And now I want one.  But only if I can plant vines for it.


We were told that the vines were concord which I know from experience grow quite quickly and quite prolifically.   The root stock on this vine was huge and they estimate it to be over 20 years old!

On to the wine.  From their tasting list, we tried the following:

  • Brix – a sweet sparkling wine
  • 2015 Otis – a white Chardonnay blend
  • 2015 Cooper – a sweet white blend
  • 2014 Block II & Langley Riesling – a tart Riesling
  • 2014 Wind Whistle Riesling – a sweet Riesling
  • Bowers harbor Red – a red table blend
  • 2013 Shiraz
  • 2013 Claret
  • Red Wagon Red – a red blend
  • Ice Cider – an apple ice wine

Our favorites were the tart Riesling, the Shiraz, and the Claret.

Abree was pleased to be able to order a full glass of their Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Raspberry which he declared to be quite tasty.


Their gift shop featured an abundance of apparel and signs with clever sayings.  I fell in love with the one that wasn’t for sale with its Dr. Suess-like verse.  Bushmaster didn’t have to work too hard to get me to pose next to it.