The Pescatarian Cookbook

If you are a pescatarian, you need to check out a good friend of ours William Walker’s new cookbook. It features some of the best pescatarian recipes we’ve ever tasted.

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We highly recommend all of the fish infused recipes. They are all amazing..

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The Tree Removal of the Big Oak Tree

For as long as I can remember, there was a huge oak tree that was located right in the middle of our winery. It has been there ever since I was a little kid. Earlier this summer my father pointed out that it might be a danger and that we should get it removed before it fell over. To my surprise the tree has survived over 40 years and is still not fallen over.

It is now rotting away as you can see by the image above. So I have hired a tree removal company to remove the tree before it falls and damages my grape plants. Our winery is worth a fortune so it would be devastating if the tree was to fall and destroy some of our precious grapes!

The company I hired was called Top Knotch Tree Specialists AKA the best tree removal company in the city (according to my good friend Shawn). They showed up and removed the tree within the span of a couple hours. They were very professional and they came super quick! Al and his team were super professional and I highly recommend them. They were very qualified as they are all ISA certified arborists.

It was really sad to see the oak tree go because as I said before, I cannot remember a time when it wasn’t in our vineyard. It will always be missed as it truly was a beautiful tree and will always be one of my favorite trees. To anyone who misses the oak tree, we have taken many pictures of it and you can also see some pictures of it on our website.

Alternatively you can look at this picture taken by Getty images a few years ago, click here!

I hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to come check out our vineyard to see where the old oak tree used to be!

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Using SEO to Boost Leads to Our Winery

Last year our wine sales were at an all time low. Me and my husband needed to search for new ways to drive customers to our winery. We really had no good ideas, other than to advertise in local newspapers, and also in billboard ads. But these options were expensive, and we weren’t sure whether our customers would actually find our ads. We wanted to find a way to get targeted leads to our winery, we didn’t just want every person in town to see our ads, because we knew this would be expensive.

My husband suggested that we rank our website in Google for search terms that were related to wineries in our city/area. We both had no idea how to achieve this, other than to go out and purchase Google Ads. We didn’t like the idea of paying for every single website click though, because what if we just had people click our ads who were browsing and not serious wine customers. This was a concern of ours and we are really glad we never went down that road.

We stumbled upon a company in Calgary that does search engine optimization. We never knew about SEO or anything about ranking in Google before calling this company, but they were great at keeping us informed throughout the whole process. The company is called Alberta SEO, and they are a Calgary based SEO/website design company. They ranked our website in Google for tons of different search terms that our customers are searching for. We immediately noticed a substantial jump in traffic to our website and also to our business. We had more people booking wine tours than we had ever had before. We needed to hire extra staff just to keep up with the demand of customers calling and trying to book appointments.

We would like to personally thank the Alberta SEO company, because without them, I am not sure if our business would still be around today. If you would like to check them out, you can visit their website at:

Ask for Taylor, he is the owner! He is a great guy, and even better at what he does for a living. This guy knows a thing or two about driving traffic via SEO.

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A Real Estate Agent Who Can Handle Her Wine

I was recently in the market for a new home in Summerlin, and I went with my girlfriend Danielle, and not just because she can down more than a few glasses of wine in one sitting and is a fun person to be around. She is also a good friend of mine and an amazing person.

Danielle Reed Summerlin Real Estate Agent

If you are looking to purchase a homes in Summerlin NV, you should give Danielle Reed a call. She is a Summerlin real estate agent, and she wants to help you find the home of your dreams. If you are relocating or are just looking to purchase a new property in Summerlin, Las Vegas, give her a call. She works for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, so you can trust the company she represents!

Danielle Reed deals with both luxury homes and also average priced homes for people on a budget. Her goal is to help you find a home that you love. She has many properties available for you to look at, at any given time. She is the premier choice for real estate in Summerlin, Nevada.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell property in the Summerlin area, she is your girl. She wants to help you find the perfect home to suit your needs, and her overall goal is to make sure you are happy with the home you are buying, or are happy with the price you are getting for your home.

Summerlin has many luxuries homes available on the market at any given time. The real estate market is perfect for both buyers and sellers, with an abundance of homes on the market at any given time. There are also many buyers in the market so if you are asking a high price for your home, there is a good chance you will find someone to fall if love with your home, and pay you the price you want for it. The price that your home is worth to you!

It can be tricky choosing a real estate agent in Las Vegas, as their are many great sales men and women. Danielle is not one of them. She is not looking to sell you on an expensive home, her goal is to find the perfect home to suit your budgets and also your needs. There is no substitute in real estate for caring, and Danielle is a woman that cares very deeply about her clients. This is very evident if you were to ever have a conversation with her.

This video is a very similar home to the one I ended up buying for myself.

Give her a call if you are in the real estate market, or even if you just want to take a look at what the Summerlin real estate market has to offer. She is very easy to get a hold of, her website is: and her address is 8850 W Sunset Rd #200, Las Vegas, NV 89148. Check out her Yelp and give her a nice review Danielle Reed yelp!

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Flavors of Wine

There are many different types of wines to choose from. You could go with white or a red. Then you must decide what part of the world you want your wine to be from. How much you are looking to spend on your magnificent bottle of vino. Are you looking to spend only 50-100 dollars or are you looking for a special bottle and willing to pay for it. Perhaps you are looking to pay upward of 1000$ per bottle. There are many different types of wines to accommodate all budgets.

There are many different countries that make great wine. Such as Canada, France, Spain, Italy and many more.

bottles of wine

You can find all sorts of different flavors and tones to suit any tastes in wine. There are many different places to go for wine but I personally like to stay in Canada. We have many local wine brewers that make all sorts of amazing wines. There are so many local favorites to choose from that can be purchased at any LCBO. As long as you are over the age of 19, you are legally aloud to purchase any type of wine you wish to consume. Here in Canada we have tons of amazing flavors of wine to choose from. I love the variety that we have just right here in our own country. It is amazing that we don’t have to import anything, we can just get it right here at home!

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