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Warming hands, hearts, glasses

NightHawk fans, you did it! WOW! We were blown away by the huge success of the inaugural Tuscan Pig Roast last weekend! To all of you who came out to laugh, drink, and feast in the cold rain – THANK YOU! Wasn’t that incredible? We couldn’t believe how much fun it was to get together in the worst weather of the month. 

Chef Josh 


The parking lot was full, bellies were satisfied, and the wine was flowing, making good times and treasured memories for all the hearty wine-lovers who attended. It’s hard to imagine a better day at the winery. Chef Josh’s creations were more than something special… they warmed our hearts. 

Cozy up in our transformed sun porch

Cozy up in our transformed sun porch

Speaking of warming, now is the perfect season to cozy up with a glass of wine in two areas of our property that transform into something magical this time of year. We open our fireplace room to guests so that people can enjoy a bottle together in a comfy space with a rustic feel. We also wrap our sun porch in protective sheeting and bring out the warmers so that you don’t have to sit by the fire pit outside (even though that’s really great too!) 

It's warm inside our fireplace room

It's warm inside our fireplace room

Thanks to your turnout, Chef Josh will be making an encore appearance this weekend, Saturday November 18. Mark your calendars and come out for his inspired farm-to-fork food! 

This is also the last weekend of the season for live music. Laura Lisbeth plays original, heartfelt folk-pop at 2 pm. There should be a lot of her fans out in attendance. It's going to be a great weekend in the country-- music, food, friends and wine! 

Guests love NightHawk in every season

Guests love NightHawk in every season

We warm you inside and out with a special treat -- our seasonal offering of German Glö-wine in the tasting room. Buy a glass from us, (love it!) and then take home a bottle of our wine to create your own batch for friends and family! This drink makes the season great and it’s also a great excuse to use an umlaut (those little dots over the ‘o’.)

Enjoy the recipe, and don’t forget that wine is always cheaper by the case. Prosit!  

NightHawk Glö-wine (German Glühwein)

4 cups apple cider
1 bottle red or white wine
1/4 cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, zested and juiced
4 whole cloves
3 whole star anise
4 oranges, peeled (optional garnish)

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except garnish. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add orange peel to each (optional) and serve.
 

A unique celebration!

When was the last time you were invited to a pig roast? Seriously, when? Maybe you've been to Hawaii for a luau and had roast pork, tasty drinks and live music. Well, we aren't quite Hawaii, but we can still eat, drink, and dance to celebrate the season. We want to make unique memories with you! Do something different and join us at the inaugural NightHawk Tuscan Pig Roast on Saturday, November 11th from 12-6 pm.

It takes a lot of work to build a giant roasting pit. Chef Josh and Don put blocks into place for the big event. 

It takes a lot of work to build a giant roasting pit. Chef Josh and Don put blocks into place for the big event. 

Think of the experience-- Chef Josh slowly roasts two of his pasture-raised whole pigs on an open fire of crackling hardwoods, apricot wood, and Chambourcin grapevines. The woodsmoke is in the air and you're drinking wine with friends.

This gourmet meal ($25) also includes side dishes; a portion of savory fire-roasted whole pumpkin, wild rice goat cheese and herbs, a tasty side salad, and the best Black Forest brownie you've ever had. Wine is sold separately and we recommend our autumn favorite Baco Noir dry red, Firefly, or Osage white to perfectly complement this very special meal. 

Our cozy indoor spot 

Our cozy indoor spot 

We'll feature live music by No Fly Zone to keep the good vibes and the good times flowing. If you’re worried about chilly air, please don’t let that stop you. We will have our fire pit ablaze and an indoor fireplace with space for 30 to cozy up to. Bring a blanket -- we're all friends here! Weather happens but the good times must go on!

Friends enjoying our fire pit

Friends enjoying our fire pit

We're excited to offer you a chance to come out to the country for a day of amazing memories. Reservations aren't specifically required, but please reserve your spot just to make sure we know you're coming.

Be a part of the first NightHawk event of its kind! Spread the word to your friends and family—let them know there’s something special to do on November 11th. The best part about NightHawk is meeting great people... we hope to see all of you here (even if it's not Hawaii).