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My husband and I stopped by RAL and enjoyed some really nice wines. We left with four bottles and will surely come back. The story behind RAL is endearing. Thanks for a lovely A&B 

Merry Christmas from Lake Norman. I went to Total Wine in Birkdale in Nov and bought every bottle of Rockford Red in Stock. Introducing this to friends who love it. We are still buying your other wines as well but this is becoming a favorite. Waiting on email from waiting list for arrival of new stock in the store. Will be bringing some folks up after the holidays.

My girlfriend introduced me to her favorite - Rockford Red, so I had a couple of bottles sent to me and took them with us on a cruise last week to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. After I proposed, we went to dinner and shared Rockford Red with the other couples at our table! Had a to pay a $15 corkage fee but it was worth it! Everyone enjoyed it - and girl friend was all smiles!

Love the Kal. Gold. Was in your tasting room last Friday and had a great time!

Good evening! I wanted to thank you so much for bringing my favorite wine to Total Wine on High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC. I had called them a few weeks ago about getting some of your Booneville Blanc. They did not have any but they said they would contact you to see if you had any in stock. In the meantime I had called your winery and they said they did not have any available as well. Well yesterday Total Wine called me and said you had brought six bottles of Booneville Blanc from your personal stock. I got all six of the bottles because I love you guys. Thank you so much for this. It means a lot to me. I think you guys are the greatest.

Great wines!

Dear Frank and Lenna,
I recently visited your vineyard around Thanksgiving time. We visited several vineyards and tasting rooms and yours was, hands down, the favorite. We happened to get at the tasting table where Frank was pouring and his stories were very entertaining. We enjoyed it immensely. At the conclusion of our visit, we bought a case of wine.

I am sitting in the Philippines looking through your Facebook site , and am realizing just how much I miss going to your place. It has been 8 or 9 years since I was able to go there. I have never really liked chardonnay , until I tried yours. Liked all of your wines and had a hard time deciding what to buy. Did buy the chardonnay. I know that you have made a lot of changes in these 8 or 9 years and would love to visit again, but do not know at this time when that time will come. But when I do get back to Salisbury, N.C. , you are on my list of places to MUST VISIT. Keep up the good work."

Lenna, just want you to know, I love the way you write and look forward to your “press” releases. Wish I could get up there more often.

My husband and I came to the wine pairing dinner this past valentines weekend with our friends. The DINNER WAS OUTSTANDING. We joined your wine club and will look forward to frequent trips to the farm. Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Cleo

Lenna (and Frank),

Thank you so much for making our day extra special. Honestly, everyone ranked RagApple Lassie it’s favorite. The personal attention to detail and the RagApple Lassie story touched each of us. Ya’ll are wonderful and we thank you so much for the hospitality you extended to our group this weekend. We look forward to enjoying our RagApple Lassie wines over the holidays.

I wish you and your family a wonderful, joyous holiday season! Vince

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ! Karen and I just love to visit you folks everytime I get out to NC ! You’re my favorite winery out of them all.

Lenna, I love reading your emails!!
You have an extraordinary way with words, my friend!
I enjoyed my visit to sample wines with my lady friends on our girl's outing recently.
If we are able to have another girl's weekend soon, you can bet we'll be coming back to Rag Apple Lassie vineyard...we had a ball with you and Frank that day.

I don't know who writes your emails but they are extremely informative and entertaining. A great way to market your excellent wines. I was an executive in the advertising industry for over 30 years and worked with scores of copywriters and your email wordsmith is equal or superior to any of them.
P.S. I love your name and wines.

Lenna, greetings;
Hello, friend! It was a treat to visit with you back in April! It's my hope (and prayer!) that you will find a way to collect pieces like you've shared here to help people understand even more fully the love you share. You are a marvelously creative writer, friend, and story teller!
Be Well...Timm


Please let Frank know that the Rockford Red is still the best damn red wine I have sampled from the great state of North Carolina!


Sorry I missed Birthday - I'm just about a Regular, been there 3 times in 10 years, despite being a Maryland resident. I'm a Gewuerztraminer freak, and your Kaleidescope white exceeds the best I've tasted (single grape or blend) in the US.
And I Still love Viognier...

A friend & I recently (Apr. 19) visited your fine winery for a tasting. I first visited your winery within the first year or 2 of your opening. On this last visit, I was quite impressed with (and bought) several of your wines. I plan to (properly) store Hobson's Choice for 2 to 3 years. I routinely buy good wines for storage. I was wondering if you had any 'official notes' on this wine and if so, could you send them to me. I do have the notes from the tasting sheet which I will enter into my own notes.

Lenna, Thank you for a lovely afternoon. You were so interesting and entertaining with your stories and information. Our wine tasting was fun and delicious! We will spread the word about what a fun place Rag Apple Lassie is! CA (Garden Club)

You write a wonderful newsletter. Always look forward to it coming. Enjoyed our visit  in the Fall.

B & S----Greensboro