Month: August 2014

Harvest 2014

Here in Lodi we are beginning our 2014 harvest season anticipating  larger than usual  tonnage.  For the Grady’s we will harvest our pinot grigio  grapes starting on Sunday evening.  They are located at our west side Lodi property and will be harvested by machine.  It will take 2 nights to harvest our 20 acres.  It is always a beautiful site to see the harvester begin it’s run, at sunset, down the first row of grapes!  check out our Facebook page for pictures!
At the same time we will be hand picking  our 300 pinot noir grape vines. These will be used to make our award winning wine ( ’14 Gold medal award winner at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition).  This will always be a limited production wine …120- 140 cases.  It is made in the French style with delicious ripe strawberry  flavors and a rick, smooth finish on the pallet.

We will be adding posts as the harvest continues over the next month.

Until then,

Enjoy Grady wine !

Beth and Jim Grady

Summer Squash Casserole

Enjoy the fruits of the season with this yummy casserole which is easy to fix and delicious with many summer meals.

2 tbls. butter

1/2 c chopped green  pepper

1/4 c chopped onion

2 c zucchini or any  summer squash sliced  (about 3 )

1/2 c soft bread crumbs

1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. salt and a dash of black pepper

2 c fresh tomatoes cut into wedges

1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese


In a small saucepan melt the butter  and sauté the green pepper and onion.

Add the zucchini ( or other squash), bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

Turn into a covered 11/2 quart casserole and bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 20 min.

Add tomatoes and bake another 10 min.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.

This is a wonderful compliment to any summer bar-b-que and is even better heated up as leftovers!

Be sure and have one of our Grady wines with your meal!


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