Month: March 2015

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

This is a great family/crowd pleasing chocolate dessert.  It would go well with our GFV Petite Sirah

Bring to a boil:

2 cubes Margarine or butter, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup cocoa

Add to above:

2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tbls. salt

Beat in:

2 eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream , 1 tsp. soda

Pour into a greased and floured jelly roll pan and bake at 375degrees for 20-25 min.  NO MORE!  let cool 5 min and frost.


Bring to boil in microwave:

1 cube of margarine or butter , 1/4 cup cocoa, 6 tbls. milk

Remove and add:  

1 box powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla

Frost cake in pan while still warm.



Pruning in the Grady Vineyards

Greetings from Grady Vineyards,

We have been diligently pruning our vineyards for the last month.

Each variety needs to be pruned at the right time and is treated with great care.  Dr./Coach /Vineyardist Grady takes sole responsibility for pruning our Pinot Noir vines.  This process is done under the guidance of our son, Jim who manages our grapes.   It will take at least 3-4 days of work for the Pinot Noirs to be pruned by one person.

The vineyards will now go through a constant cycle of tasks in order to produce a crop next September and October!  I will keep you up to date and try to add some pictures with our next post.

Until then drink Grady wine and remember to stock up for St. Patrick’s Day!  We will be having our annual celebration at Woodbridge Uncorked on Friday, March 13th from 6-9.  Great food, Grady wine, beer and Authentic Irish music!   Call 209 365 7575 for reservations or more info.


Beth Grady



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