Starting up...


Hello everyone. This is our first blog post as we get started on our adventure. We are starting a winery called Papposilenus Winery. Eventually we plan on having a vineyard, winery and wedding venue. 

So a little bit of background on the name of Papposilenus and the logo. The Greek God of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, orchards and fruit is Dionysus, half human and half God, aka a demigod. Dionysus originated during the Mycenaean period that predates the Ancient Greek culture. Silenus was a companion and mentor to Dionysus teaching him how to grow grapes and how to harvest and make wine from those grapes. Silenus was considerably older than the satyrs of the Dionysian retinue and in his older years he was commonly referred to as "Pappo"silenus. Since Duane is the "old" guy that has mentored many others in the art of winemaking, we thought it was only fitting that Papposilenus would be the natural name of the winery. 

The logo has ties to the Mycenaean period as well. The symbolistic writing used at the time was dubbed "Linear B". The symbology was mostly used to record the contents of items being shipped across the region in the Mediterranean. The symbol for wine on the clay tablets denoted the quantity of wine being shipped, usually in terra cotta clay amphora vessels. The Papposilenus logo is the same symbol for wine as the Linear B script used during the Mycenaean period. 

So now that we have the name and the logo, its time to get started on our journey. The land we purchased is beautiful, and we thought it only fitting that we share this beauty with others. Over time we will be making improvements to the property to host weddings and other events. We love to share a great glass of wine and a beautiful landscape with friends and as many people as we can. We hope you will follow us on our journey and enjoy the ride as much as we are. There will be ups and downs, setbacks and breakthroughs, but throughout the journey, it will be an adventure to say the least. Thanks for joining us, we hope you enjoy the journey as much as we do.

Allison and Duane


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