It has been a long time since we updated you on our movements at Stoney Rise, but first I need to tell you about our friend Mike. He came to help during vintage but left us all too soon.
You will have seen some photo's of him but you really need to get to know the man.
He found out a lot about himself while he was here, and he also learnt that it can be fun to work hard and only get paid food and booze. There is much more to be told of Mike and his importance to our story.
He spent time with our child and gave him some lessons in social graces, and the politically correct way to fart, and how it is really cool to fart with you mates, but not when there are girls around, and also if you need to shit in a vineyard then make sure there are leaves on the vines, otherwise you will need to scrape your bum along the ground like a dog with worms.
He took his time here very seriously. He was very helpful, and was very good at making drinks and cooking breakfast.
We would have him back at any time, although my nearest neighbor was a bit unsure when he came to visit one day with his 9 year old daughter and Mike put NWA on the stereo. The most important thing Mike did while he was here was to go to the Exeter Market and purchase for me a very special Pipers Brook terracotta bottle cooler and some golf books. While he was there he bought an antique Buzz Lightyear doll, which he meant to take home with him but forgot. Buzz has now become the winery mascot, we take him everywhere and send photo's to Mike to show him what he is missing out on.
Love from Joe to Mike.
To keep up to date with Buzz's photographic adventures the please go to our Stoney Rise Facebook page.