The owner of Chateau Thomas Winery, Dr. Charles Thomas, is seeking a buyer for his winery business, which includes a tasting room, a gift shop, a 4,000-square-foot banquet room, an outdoor entertainment venue and inventory, plus several patents and trademarks for its product line of wines.
A pair of applications for new winery tasting rooms and production centers drew some fiery language, including a tense exchange between one of the applicants' attorney and the Planning Board, as public hearings for the projects continued Monday evening
Harvesting raisin grapes can be a labor-intensive process. With many grape varieties, about two weeks before the harvest, crews must cut the canes, which are the long branches that actually produce the grapes. Once the canes are cut, the grapes begin to wilt on the vines so that they can later be shaken onto trays