The Boswell Vintners is a group formed in 2005 by a group of people who enjoyed making wine, either using grapes, or from wine kits or from fruits.  Over the years, the group, now numbering 11, has become a wine appreciation group since there are now fewer members actively making wine. Wine appreciation involves both wine tasting and wine pairing with foods or any other wine based pursuits the club might enjoy.

The group normally meets the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Boswell Hall. There are no meetings in July and August. In June, September and December we have organized social events, which normally involve a potluck.  Our social events at held in the hall or at different members’ homes. 

Meetings begin with business matters followed by a presentation on a particular topic by one of the members and a social with snacks. Club members take turns presenting topics of interest to the group or lead a wine tasting. Members also take turns being the meeting host who provides snacks for the group. Attending members contribute $3 to the host to defray costs of the food and, if there is a tasting, contribute to the cost of the wine.

Recent meeting topics have included topics such as: French and German wine tasting, tasting of fruit and grape wines made by some members, commercial white wine tasting, different corkscrews and how to use them, elderberry wine making, acidity and pH in winemaking.

Boswell Vintners at Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery