Hello! So, really every business or venture is faced with deciding on a name or phrase that will define their business and/or idea. When my mom initially thought about planting vines on the top 2 acres of their land and opening a winery, I of course, replied, “What are you thinking about naming it?”
If it would have been me, I’m not sure if I could have ever came up with a name myself…I am that indecisive. So, when my mom had already thought about the vineyard AND had a name for it, it was probably the best possible situation for me! 🙂 The hard part was already done!
Glyn Mawr…that is the name of our vineyard and future winery. Now, most people wonder where that name came from, whereas people who live by my parents know exactly where the name originated.
My parents’ acreage, where they have resided for 23 years and where our vineyard is located, used to be the “Glyn Mawr” Farm, where the Tudor family raised black Angus cattle in the 1940’s. Glyn Mawr is still painted on one of the barns that faces the highway. In Welsh, it is means “beautiful valley” or, we have also heard “fertile valley.”
So, my parents thought that would a perfect name for our vineyard and winery, and everyone definitely agreed!
Even after our grapes were planted last spring, I had a good friend, who also was my neighbor growing up, say “Have you considered naming your vineyard Glyn Mawr?” So, I think the name was meant to be…and, I think it will look good (and taste good) on a bottle of wine someday!
Well, we’re coming up on our anniversary of our vineyard…we planted the grapes the first weekend of May last year. So, I’ll try to find some inaugural photos and post them next time.
Right now, I’ll just try to post some photos of our spring work this year…the whole family has been a great help, and Landon definitely knows when it’s time to work in, “Mama’s gapes (grapes!)” I’m not sure why they are always Grandma’s grapes and not Mommy’s grapes, too!