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berrycrush

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What kind of winery has hundreds of customers waiting outside of their tasting room on a Monday morning?

This is Tsali Vineyard . I bet you never heard of it. It is located in Sweet Water, TN, which happens to be on the "Path of Totality" of the 2017 solar eclipse. Yes you guessed it, that Monday is August 21st.

Yard signs read "$20 parking" lead the way to the vineyard. Hundreds of cars parked on the field across a narrow path, and there is big crowd with gazebos, lawn chairs everywhere. The tasting room is a tiny bungalow and the waiting line of scores of people spills to the outside. It is so crowed inside that I didn't even get to see what they are serving. They opened a second tasting room to meet the demand, but that does little to ease the waiting line. And there is a third line, even longer, for the bathroom!

Secret of choosing a site for a successful winery? Some knowledge of astronomy can help too :h
 

balatonwine

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You still have 7 years to get your Northern Ohio, Erie, Niagara Peninsula, or Finger Lakes winery arranged
Or for all those in the path, at the very least, take one of your best reds you made this year, put on a label "Made in the Eclipse year, 2017 - Do not open until Eclipse 2024". Then pop the cork at totality, pour a glass, and toast the sun!
 

sour_grapes

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Oh, and I see Rich ( @grapeman ) is in the path, too!! Right near totality, in fact.
 
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