Welcome to From the Vine, a blog that started out about wine, but I am finding more and more it is about a life that I have been given to live, so I would have to say this blog is about stewardship. First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Scott Richards and I am a writer living near Bowling Green, VA just outside of a spot in the road known as Sparta in Caroline County. I have a wonderful wife whom I call Diane, 3 grown and married children, two beautiful granddaughters, whom everyone calls Eliza and Anna and a long haired Jack Russell named Mollie.
My love for wine goes way back, when all I knew was red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat. Fortunately for all of us, those days are long gone. Diane and I moved into a new house in Sparta, Virginia where we finished planting the first phase of our vineyard the week before Easter of 2011. We had our first harvest in August and September of 2013, but due to an unfortunate accident, the Traminette must was lost. However, the 2013 vintage of Sangiovese is on its way. If anyone wants to come by and lend a hand or just take a tour, you are more than welcome to do so.
I have an undergraduate degree in theology and love to discuss such matters. I attend with my wife, Diane, Salem Baptist Church in Sparta, where all are welcome. Diane and I have been involved in lay ministry for over 35 years.