Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!  

Rachael says Merry New Years too!
She is ready to party!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas

The Kautz Family and staff of Ironstone Vineyards wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

Museum Maggie is Santa's helper this year 
and wants you all to have a Woof'n Holiday!

Ironstone will be closed Christmas day so we can all enjoy the Holiday with our families. See you Thursday!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

New Vaughn Pottery piece arrives

Just in!  Here at Ironstone's Heritage Museum we are celebrating the newest arrival from Artist June Vaughn.  

This beautiful piece is thrown on the potters wheel with Brooklyn red which is a heavily iron saturated clay. Carved with spaces for the four beautiful cabochon stones the wet clay lends itself easily to June's careful and artist touch.  

This piece is graced with 4 valuable polished stones which include an ocean jasper, poppy jasper, crazylace agate and a dendrite agate. 

After the bisque and glaze firings the pot is painted and the stones are set in place.. the artwork carving, painting and design is done by June Vaughn . The throwing is done by Rob Sorrin.   

This piece is available for purchase at Ironstone Heritage Museum, listed at $585.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday, Dec. 22nd.  Ironstone Vineyards will be hosting the Suzuki School of Northern California Music School's rendetition of "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" with 2 performances. One at 4 pm, the other at 7 pm.  

These performances are open to the public at no charge. Expect standing room only as this is an annual event drawing "seats full" spectators. 

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the Christmas story through lively readings and music that epitomizes hope, goodwill and joy.  This performance will include adult & children's Violin and Choral.

Ironstone Vineyards and Ironstone's Heritage Museum will both be open Sunday evening till 8:00 pm, featuring exclusive discounts on jewelry & gift items.

A special "Intermission Menu" will be available as well.

Do stop by, enjoy the show and get a bit of last minute shopping done.

If you would like more information on the Suzuki School, please click on the link below.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Red Shouldered hawk visits Ironstone Museum

We had a visitor yesterday that caused quite a stir.  After chasing a small bird into the area outside the Museum entrance, he became somewhat disoriented when the small bird flittered out through one of the small openings between the outdoor canvas weather walls leaving him trapped in the near enclosed area. He soon found his way out after we raised one of the panels giving him a very large opening to fly through.  Beautiful Red-shoulder Hawk. 

Red-shouldered hawk

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Red-shouldered hawk
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Red-shouldered hawk near Blue Cypress Lake, Florida.
Red-Shoulder hawk call
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
B. lineatus
Binomial name
Buteo lineatus
(Gmelin, 1788)
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Range of B. lineatus      Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range
The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation.