Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Woodies Wonder Gold Discovery

Ironstone Vineyards is proud to have on display a very special Gold Nugget recently discovered in Woods Creek, not far from the little town of Columbia, just on the other side of the river from us. 

Woodies Wonder as it is now called, lay hidden away under boulders for millennium till reportedly discovered by an amateur gold prospector in 2016. Taking his find to owner of Gold Prospecting Adventure in Jamestown, a video was made while all were still in shock over this amazing find. You can see the video here if you'd like  ...  Woodies Wonder discovered

The Union Democrat wrote an article shortly after that about the find that soon went viral.  Here is their link. 

Union Democrate Article

This past year, the Kautz Family purchased this nugget which was reported as weighing 16 oz.  The actual gold weight is 11.2 troy ounces after it was assayed.

Woodies Wonder now joins the 44 pound Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen found in 1992 by the Sonora Mine at their Jamestown site. 

In addition to these spectacular pieces of Gold, the Museum also features a wonderful collection of fossilized wood and other rocks & minerals.  There is no charge to visit, so do come by and take a look. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Holiday Spirit kickoff with Dennis McNeil

There are any number of ways to get into the Holiday Spirit this season, decorating and baking top most of my friends lists.  Ironstone is offering another fun prospect with a dinner show featuring musician Dennis McNeil with guest Teri Bibb.

If you haven't heard Dennis's spectacular voice before, Ironstone's Heritage Museum does have his CD, "About Time" available for sale now.

You may also learn more about Dennis from his website

Teri Bibb comes to Ironstone as an acclaimed Broadway star performing in well over 1000 productions.  She also played Christine in Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

If you haven't made your reservations, take a chance and have some fun.  You won't regret this musical evening with the family.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera and PUMPKINS!

It is time again for a great evening with our favorite Dave Moreno on the Historic Alhambra Pipe Organ and The Phantom of the Opera.  Opera Singer Linda Small preforms live at all those parts of the Movie featuring the leading lady singing.  If you haven't participated in this event before, I highly recommend you give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Especially inspiring for the Halloween Season upon us!

Now, the MOST fun part of this evening is, you, the attendees, have the great pleasure of selecting your favorite decorated PUMPKIN!

Ironstone Vineyard's Staff decorate a pumpkin from each department for you to select a winner.  Below are a few from last years entries.  Come see what surprises are instore this year!