We are often asked about the significance of our "Angel"  on our wine labels

and it is a story that we are happy to share when asked. As with all great

stories, they usually start with a wonderful beginning, and ours is no different.

 

During a family dinner one evening, the thought of starting a vineyard entered

into the conversation. Thought of as nothing but more than amusing

dinner conversation, the subject was dismissed as playful thought.

 

That evening, Anne Howell Braswell Sr. or "Momma Anne" as her

family referred to her, dreamed of this vibrate vineyard and winery, full in all

its detailed colored imagery. Upon awaking, she described her

 excitement to her husband, David C. Braswell Sr., her vision,

and the birth of a vineyard was created. 

 

 
 
 

 

The following year, she planted the first vine at the newly established

vineyard and the future growth was in motion. During the next three

years, Momma Anne continued her long fight with cancer.

 

During that time, she would often discuss the vineyard and future winery.

Momma Anne passed away on July 30th, 2003, one month prior to

the scheduled ground breaking of the winery.

 

So when you visit the vineyard and winery, take a moment to reflect

on the 1/2 mile white fence, the trees in bloom, the interior decorations

and colors, and all of the other countless details, because they were

constructed just as they were once dreamed. Our Angel was a truly

remarkable and wonderful wife,  true friend, and mother, and the Angel

on our label is in remembrance of her.