It’s Francis J. McDonald Day! …Who?

I’ve never heard of him.

I couldn’t tell you what he looks like but he was born today in 1891 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Francis J. McDonald was an actor on stage, screen, and television. He boasted 360+ appearances. That’s 360+ appearances!

A list of his television appearances alone reads like the history of my childhood television viewing. He appeared in “Perry Mason”, “Cheyenne”, “The Untouchables”, “Sugarfoot”, “Wagon Train”, “Maverick”, “Have Gun – Will Travel”, “Fury” (ah…the story of a horse and the boy who loves him), “Whirlybirds”, “Broken Arrow”, “The Lone Ranger” (“…with a cloud of dust and a hearty hi-yo Silver…”), “Lassie”, “Highway Patrol”, and “The Adventures of Superman” just to name a bunch. What a career!

Who knew?

Everything’s new at Acres of Land Winery.

The restaurant is new with a new deck from which you can have lunch or dinner and gaze over vineyards and rolling hills south of Richmond.

There’s a new chef. Robert Sharp has joined Lowell and Katherine Land’s team to great effect.

There are two new wines. One is a Late Harvest Vignoles and the other will be our;

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Lowell has a new release from a not-so-new year. It’s made from Kentucky-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s been aged in French and American oak. He doesn’t have much of this, so if you’d like to try this rarity, you’ll have to hustle over to the winery and buy it from him. He hasn’t let me have any for the store yet!

Acres of Land Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Sing! “It was a very good year.”




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