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Vineyard puppies!

Grapes and other plants aren’t the only things growing at the Black Sheep Vineyard this Spring. Our vineyard puppies were born to their mother Foch on January 20, 2012!

Two of the puppies with their Uncle Marco in February

The vineyard puppies in March


Spring is blooming at the Vineyard!

Grapes and other things are flowering and budding here at the Black Sheep Vineyard! Here’s a sample of what we’re seeing with the start of the spring season:

Niagara grapes budding

Forsythia blooming

Peach tree

Plum tree

Photos from the Holiday Gourmet Dinner

Our Holiday Gourmet Dinner of Saturday, December 17, 2011 featured delectable selections and wine pairings by Chef Derek Roth.

Peruse the photos below to see what was on the menu. Thank you to Derek and his staff for creating a wonderful evening, and thanks most of all to our guests (a sold-out event) for supporting us and sharing their experience!

If you’d like to contact Chef Derek to plan your next special event, he can be reached at or (304) 280-0200.

Feb. 19 Gourmet Dinner Highlights

Our sold-out gourmet French dinner last night was such a huge success that we thought we’d share the menu with you here after the fact! Chef Derek Roth did a fantastic job of designing creative courses to complement five of our own Black Sheep wines:

  • Artisan Greens with Poached Pear, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese. Wine: Ohio Riesling
  • Seared Sea Scallop with Mint Risotto and Citrus Marmalade. Wine: Leighton
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Wild Rice Medley and Black Berry Gastrique. Wine: Hair of the Dog
  • Veal Roulade with Mushroom Duxelle, Spinach Garlic Smashed Potato, Glazed Carrots and Beurre Rouge (pictured below). Wine: Ohio Cabernet Franc
  • Short Bread Cake with Lemon Curd, Chantilly Cream and Black Berry Sauce. Wine: Bonnie

Thank you to Derek Roth, his staff, and of course, all of our guests, for a wonderful evening! We hope to bring Chef Derek back for another event in the future, so stay tuned! If you would like to speak to Chef Derek about planning your special event, he can be reached at or (304) 280-0200.

Veal Roulade with Mushroom Duxelle, Spinach Garlic Smashed Potato, Glazed Carrots and Beurre Rouge by Chef Derek Roth

Feb. 12 & 13 – That's Amore Winter Doldrums Dinner

Dates: Friday, February 12, 2010 or Saturday, February 13, 2010

Time: Seating at 6:30pm

Cost: $45 per person

Please call us at (740) 546-3741 to reserve your place! We are accepting pre-paid reservations now through Feb. 10.

Chef Garrett’s menu for Winter Doldrums Dinner #3 will be Italian fare paired with Black Sheep Vineyard wines:

Antipasti – Italian Citrus Marinated Green Olives, Roasted Spinach Portabella Wedge, Bruschetta Authentico

Insalata – Caprese de Cassiopeia, the chef’s twist of classic Italian Salad

Piatto principale – Fettuccini topped with Chicken Marsala and Sugar Snap Peas with Toasted Almond Slivers

Dessert – Tiramisu Surprise

The Vineyard Puppies

We would like to announce the addition of our two new Vineyard Puppies! A big thank you to Arnie at Markko Vineyard for trusting us to care for these special pups.

They share the same mother “Vinny” with our dog Marco. The tri-colored pup is a male named Arnie, after the man responsible for developing these vineyard dogs over the last several years. The black pup is a female named Foch, named after a red french hybrid grape we grow. They weigh in at 14 and 14 and a half pounds at 6 weeks.

Marco thinks they are pretty neat; finally someone to play with! Shaker thinks, “Why oh why would you do this to me?”




Fundraiser for The Melanoma Research Foundation

Saturday, September 12, 2009
5:00 until 10:00pm

Attendance for this event was by advance ticket sales only, and the event was SOLD OUT!

Guests enjoyed food and our wines in this celebration in memory of George Madzia, who passed away from melanoma in November of 2002.

Tickets included a dinner of chicken, baked potato, salad, wine cake, and one glass of wine of your choice. Soft drinks, coffee, and water were also included. There were raffle drawings for prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Thanks to everyone who donated the raffle prizes!

Proceeds from the event, a total of $3,327.00, were donated to The Melanoma Research Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support medical RESEARCH for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma; to EDUCATE patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma; to act as an ADVOCATE for the melanoma community to raise the awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.

A message from the Madzia family:

A most sincere and heartfelt thank you to all who attended the fund-raiser for the Melanoma Research Foundation at the fabulous Black Sheep Vineyard on Saturday, September 12th! Your support means so very much to us as we work to find a cure for one of many deadly cancers.

The weather was wonderful, the food was wonderful, the venue was wonderful, the music was wonderful, but most of all, you, all of our friends, are wonderful!!!

Love from all the Madzias:

Jeff, Marianne, Juliana, & Alex
Kevin & Lisa

P.S. Don’t forget to visit the Black Sheep Vineyard again!