“Our Recent Trip to “Texas’ Grape Camp” in Fredericksburg, Texas” Copyright 2013, John J. Rigo co-owner, Stewart-Rigo Farm and Ranch of Texas

A great gathering of new and old vineyard growers throughout the state of Texas.

A great gathering of new and old vineyard growers throughout the state of Texas.

Texas' Grape Camp Logo

Texas’ Grape Camp Logo

Texas' Grape Camp in Fredericksburg, Texas

Texas’ Grape Camp in Fredericksburg, Texas

We have just returned from a three-day trip to “Texas‘ Grape Camp” in Fredericksburg, Texas: www.txwines.org/grapecamp/.   Knowledge is truly power in determining the success of a future winery, farm and ranch in our new home in Eustace, Texas.  If you are a land owner in the area and wish for to share our knowledge in a consultant format, in starting a winery, farm and ranch in the Eustace area, do not hesitate to contact us.  You will find our consultant fees reasonable and will save you thousands of dollars in planning your own dream winery, farm and ranch in East Texas. Contact info: http://stewart-rigowinery@outlook.com

“My Father’s Day Present” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas

Her name is Violet. She is the calf of a Jersey from Jersey.

Her name is Violet. She is the calf of a Jersey from Jersey.

Violet is my Father's Day Present.

Violet is my Father’s Day Present.

Violet has beautiful markings. Her Mother is a Jersey from actually Jersey.

Violet has beautiful markings. Her Mother is a Jersey from actually Jersey.

Her name is Violet.  We have been buying raw milk from her Mother for over a year.  She is an actual Jersey.  Her Mother came from Jersey.  She has beautiful markings on her.  Currently, friends of ours with a farm in Kemp are keeping her for us until we get settled on our new farm home in Eustace, Texas.

“We Now Have High Quality Hay For Sale” copyright 2013, John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas

Beautiful Hay for Sale at Silver Star Winery of Texas in Eustace, Texas.

Beautiful Hay for Sale at Silver Star Winery of Texas in Eustace, Texas.

Beautiful Hay for Sale at Silver Star Winery of Texas in Eustace, Texas.

Beautiful Hay for Sale at Silver Star Winery of Texas in Eustace, Texas.

Hay for Sale at Silver Star Winery of Texas in Eustace, Texas.

Hay for Sale at Silver Star Winery of Texas in Eustace, Texas.

We are proud to announce we now have high quality hay for sale from our first cutting.  After placing over 4 tons of fertilizer on 22 acres we now have some of the most beautiful hay in Henderson County, Texas.  They are fully secured, tied in twine in 5 foot round bales.  In price they are “currently” $70 a bale.  As the summer proceeds and the possibility exists of little rain, the price per round bale will increase. No need to make offers on this fine product, the prices will remain firm.  Terms are, cash only, no checks, no money orders and loading and delivery is not available.  We will be collecting tax for each purchase unless presented a current farm and or ranch exception certificate number.  Contact John or Linda Stewart-Rigo at Silver Star Winery of Texas on 12551 FM Road 2709 in Eustace, Texas, phone: 903-425-4900.  Another hint, look for the mail box with the security sign on it; to the right is the large sign at the gate opening which reads, “Silver Star Winery of Texas.” If there is no answer on your telephone call please leave a voice mail.  Most calls returned within a business day.

“Thank You to Reynolds of New York” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator

 

 

Horses feeding on the finest hay in Henderson County at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Horses feeding on the finest hay in Henderson County at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Future high quality hay at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Future high quality hay at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

My thanks and appreciation go out to Mr. Reynolds of Reynolds of New York, a Fertilizer Broker and distributor for the Henderson County area of Texas.  Yesterday his company placed four tons, eight thousand pounds of fertilizer,  spread on 22 acres of our farm in Eustace for hay production for first cuttings in early June. 

While in process of preparing on farm for our future vineyard and winery, we plan on also having the finest hay in the area available for future sale.  If you own horses in the area and want the finest hay available for their feed, be sure to contact us.  Our hay will be on sale in early June and July.

I may note that other Fertilizer Brokers in the area indicated that we were basically “tenderfoots” and “needed to raise-up in the peeking order” to get Fertilizer service.  With higher prices quoted for services, one broker indicated we would be lucky to find anyone to spread our 30 acre farm until mid July 2013.  Reynolds had no problem being available within the day we called to spread and at a much better price for like and same. 

Welcome to the Silver Star Farm and Ranch of Eustace, Texas

View from rear porch of 12551 FM 2709 Eustace, Texas 75124

View from rear porch of 12551 FM 2709 Eustace, Texas 75124

A Light of Blessing Upon Silver Star Winery of Texas shortly after purchase.

A Light of Blessing Upon Silver Star Winery of Texas shortly after purchase.

This first posting represents the beginning a dream for both Linda Stewart Rigo and her husband, John J. Rigo in their purchase of this twenty-nine acre farm in Eustace, Texas.  It is located at 12551 FM Road 2709, one mile from Highway 175, nine miles from Gun Barrel City and ten miles from Athens, Texas.

It is the eventual goal of the owners of this property in coming to fruition, to be a working farm and ranch providing fruits and vegetables to the marketplace, including a By-Invitation-Only-Private-Star-Club, consisting of a “Botique Vineyard” (copyrighted), and a wine-tasting room.  Cattle will also be provided on the grazing portion of the property. 

Take time to view our Blog with WordPress to see our continued development.  If you ever thought of having a vineyard of your own, watch our progress as we will render photo’s and explanation of the transitional stages of our dream.  This last week we just returned from a week’s trip to UC at Davis in Sacramento, California, where we took various vineyard courses to assist in establishing on our behalf, this dream of a lifetime.   We now have become an official.com with our address now being: http://silverstarfarmandranchoftexas.com