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Mockingbird Vineyards Inc.

Mockingbird Vineyards Inc. Mockingbird Vineyards is producing grapes for sale to wineries committed to making quality wine.

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Happy New Year ! Wishing 2022 finds you healthy happy and enjoying wines from MBV vines!
01/01/2022

Happy New Year ! Wishing 2022 finds you healthy happy and enjoying wines from MBV vines!

Kim Abbott
08/30/2021

Kim Abbott

Trying to reach anyone that might like to buy local grapes. They are great for juice, jelly, jam and wine! Please privat...
08/30/2021

Trying to reach anyone that might like to buy local grapes. They are great for juice, jelly, jam and wine! Please private message MBV or Kim or provide your phone number and they can call you. These will be coming out of MBV vineyard this week! Kim Abbott Carly Haddock Lainee Nickersom

Fun and busy season just broke Aug 1- yikes!
08/01/2021

Fun and busy season just broke Aug 1- yikes!

August 1 2021…Nearing harvest! This is the month! MBV has lots to do, Veraison is the magical moment when those hard, gr...
08/01/2021

August 1 2021…Nearing harvest! This is the month! MBV has lots to do, Veraison is the magical moment when those hard, green grapes transform into plump, juicy clusters- followed by Brix & Ph testing by Doug & good communication to the many wineries for deliveries! Let the fun begin! In 2021 MBV’s Grandson Calvin(now 20 months)salute’s America 🇺🇸 with a new flag pole from his great grandparents-the Laurent’s .(Thx Nana/Papa Haddock for teaching him how to place his hand on his heart when he sees a flag!)The whole family was blessed with a new grandson Finn this year, the youngest future grape lover and they couldn’t be more proud! Stay tuned….

We will be taking a moment this weekend to honor those who served our nation and are no longer with us.
05/31/2021

We will be taking a moment this weekend to honor those who served our nation and are no longer with us.

Kim Abbott
04/04/2021

Kim Abbott

Every....Bunny... loves grapes! We are so thankful and proud to have these guys as friends! Pruning coming to an end! Ho...
04/04/2021

Every....Bunny... loves grapes! We are so thankful and proud to have these guys as friends! Pruning coming to an end! Hope everyone had a Happy Easter! He has Risen!

Presuming the snow and ice is not here to stay, soon the pruning will be under way! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott
02/21/2021

Presuming the snow and ice is not here to stay, soon the pruning will be under way! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

Ringing in 2021....each year we never know what’s to come! Not your traditional winter wonderland shining bright. We hop...
01/06/2021

Ringing in 2021....each year we never know what’s to come! Not your traditional winter wonderland shining bright. We hope for great health and good grapes to be in sight! MBV wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

Dear Santa~Enjoy the grapes!! Let’s celebrate...Baby Jesus is born!.........And so Santa did.......🍷🍾MBV wishing you a M...
12/25/2020

Dear Santa~
Enjoy the grapes!!
Let’s celebrate...Baby Jesus is born!

.........And so Santa did.......🍷🍾

MBV wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

Cool story about one of MBV grapes & apples final destinations. Congratulations!!! Please support your local wineries!
12/05/2020
The Gift of Terroir

Cool story about one of MBV grapes & apples final destinations. Congratulations!!! Please support your local wineries!

With the holidays around the corner, folks should focus on terroir-based gifts for friends and family.

Where has our year gone? Thank you from the Abbotts! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott
11/01/2020

Where has our year gone? Thank you from the Abbotts! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

Thank you to all our wineries who buy our grapes! You know who you are! We appreciate you all!

Thank you to all our wineries who buy our grapes! You know who you are! We appreciate you all!
11/01/2020

Thank you to all our wineries who buy our grapes! You know who you are! We appreciate you all!

What a grape idea! A rolling play pin for Calvin while we fried fish with our parents!!!  Social distancing in our large...
09/11/2020

What a grape idea! A rolling play pin for Calvin while we fried fish with our parents!!! Social distancing in our large shed. Followed by Doug crushing grapes for our legal limit of wine we give away to our friends -pruning, picking, bottling- you name it! We don’t know what the future holds but we are preparing for anything!!

SOLD OUT! Thanks to our new and old friends, the family and community. We delivered on all our pre orders today and a fe...
09/05/2020

SOLD OUT! Thanks to our new and old friends, the family and community. We delivered on all our pre orders today and a few additional drop by’s to check if extras.(thx!)This was our Labrusca Concord varieties and have had many people asking for them again next year! A few additional call outs well deserving....VERY special thanks to our wineries that purchase from us and who turn our wonderful quality crop into fantastic; Big, Bright, Popular tasty Wines! Our gratefulness for our pruning friends -Tim Horchem and Roger Gensel! Doug has the most wonderful of friends that words can’t describe! Fun to witness their fellowship and fun after the pruning day has ended! For the many grape picking dedicated patrons! You know who you are!!! We owe our heart felt 💕appreciation to all of you! MBV is thankful in so many ways, not only reading it here but you heard it through the grape vine! 🍇 Cheers
New for 2019- 2020, MBV welcomed in our youngest ever grape picker, our grandson, Calvin!

Doug Abbott Kim Abbott
08/15/2020

Doug Abbott Kim Abbott

SOLD OUT- I will send a message to the ones that will have filled orders. ////

3 different varieties more coming thank you!!! Stay tuned!
First time only!!
5 lbs (aprox)of MBV locally grown seedless grapes for $8 bagged and shown here - some will be ripe and ready to eat others to last in your cooler a bit longer. We think some taste like cotton candy! We love to wash and freeze them for winter snacks!!
Pre- order for pick up tomorrow from 11-3, curbside only, and you get a good view of our vineyard -other arrangements may be made, PM here on fb or call/ text Doug at (309) 840-3642 - limited quantities on our seedless variety! Tasty for sure!

Long day as I picked them all myself!!! Lol fun mental health day for me!
08/15/2020

Long day as I picked them all myself!!! Lol fun mental health day for me!

SOLD OUT- I will send a message to the ones that will have filled orders. ////

3 different varieties more coming thank you!!! Stay tuned!
First time only!!
5 lbs (aprox)of MBV locally grown seedless grapes for $8 bagged and shown here - some will be ripe and ready to eat others to last in your cooler a bit longer. We think some taste like cotton candy! We love to wash and freeze them for winter snacks!!
Pre- order for pick up tomorrow from 11-3, curbside only, and you get a good view of our vineyard -other arrangements may be made, PM here on fb or call/ text Doug at (309) 840-3642 - limited quantities on our seedless variety! Tasty for sure!

SOLD OUT- I will send a message to the ones that will have filled orders. ////3 different varieties more coming thank yo...
08/15/2020

SOLD OUT- I will send a message to the ones that will have filled orders. ////

3 different varieties more coming thank you!!! Stay tuned!
First time only!!
5 lbs (aprox)of MBV locally grown seedless grapes for $8 bagged and shown here - some will be ripe and ready to eat others to last in your cooler a bit longer. We think some taste like cotton candy! We love to wash and freeze them for winter snacks!!
Pre- order for pick up tomorrow from 11-3, curbside only, and you get a good view of our vineyard -other arrangements may be made, PM here on fb or call/ text Doug at (309) 840-3642 - limited quantities on our seedless variety! Tasty for sure!

All friends agree, it’s been a long couple months! So happy our wineries can open up and share their wines! Lucy guarded...
05/31/2020

All friends agree, it’s been a long couple months! So happy our wineries can open up and share their wines!
Lucy guarded the entrance to make sure no one came during spraying at MBV today. Keeping everyone safe, even the squirrels didn’t have a chance to get down from their trees 🐿 Glad it stopped raining to get the much needed spray on the vines. Doug has been busy!!

New addition to the vineyard sign thanks to our kind neighbor John Cottingham!!! Our very own Mockingbird Mascot. Thank ...
04/22/2020

New addition to the vineyard sign thanks to our kind neighbor John Cottingham!!! Our very own Mockingbird Mascot. Thank you John! The sign was made by our good friend Tim Horchem last year! Thank you Tim! Pruning is complete, no bud break just yet! Doug is working on the apples. Stay safe everyone!

Happy Easter! Have a blessed day! He has risen!!
04/12/2020

Happy Easter! Have a blessed day! He has risen!!

Doug is digging holes for posts. Lucy watches and then tries to help by digging her own, just not in the right places! K...
04/04/2020

Doug is digging holes for posts. Lucy watches and then tries to help by digging her own, just not in the right places! Kim Abbott

MBV can’t  thank Doug’s friends enough for coming out to prune during this confirmed crisis! Tim, Roger and Denny-  We h...
03/21/2020

MBV can’t thank Doug’s friends enough for coming out to prune during this confirmed crisis! Tim, Roger and Denny- We have over 3000 vines, lots of hand labor to do! After pruning you can see how Doug discards the clippings on these cold days! We burn them to keep the neighborhood warm, Lol, Jk!
Lucy is our Vineyard Dog- she keeps visitors to a minimum as we want to honor our social distancing with Covid-19 virus. We as an agriculture establishment will deliver to our customers in late summer. Good grapes=great wine!
Most importantly!!!! PLEASE reach out to your local wineries that have establishments- they have been temporarily shut down - they have pickups, deliveries etc. They want to keep providing you wine! Thank you! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

Now this is a freeze! - 6 degrees is the reason pruning doesn’t start early at MBV. Doug grows hardy varieties but winte...
02/14/2020

Now this is a freeze! - 6 degrees is the reason pruning doesn’t start early at MBV. Doug grows hardy varieties but winter damage is something real from year to year, especially hard on the vineyard plot by Springlake Rd. Even the birds are still and quiet this morning!

Holiday blessings in so many ways. Thank you to all of our MBV friends! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott
12/24/2019

Holiday blessings in so many ways. Thank you to all of our MBV friends! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Special appreciation to our family and friends and those extra special wineries who have partner...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Special appreciation to our family and friends and those extra special wineries who have partnered with us to make their award winning wines. Kim Abbott Doug Abbott

SOLD OUT unless you reserved!
09/07/2019

SOLD OUT unless you reserved!

Grapes being picked for the this Sunday and Monday pick up. Concord/Labrusca Variety $1.10/lb they are SO tasty! Private message me if interested or call Doug at (309) 840-3642. Thank you!

Grapes being picked for the this Sunday and Monday pick up. Concord/Labrusca Variety $1.10/lb they are SO tasty! Private...
09/07/2019

Grapes being picked for the this Sunday and Monday pick up. Concord/Labrusca Variety $1.10/lb they are SO tasty! Private message me if interested or call Doug at (309) 840-3642. Thank you!

MBV is  hot and heavy in the grape harvest but managed to focus on the holiday and enjoyed a partial day away from it al...
09/03/2019

MBV is hot and heavy in the grape harvest but managed to focus on the holiday and enjoyed a partial day away from it all! Tomorrow and the weeks ahead ~a different story, thank you all for the dedication to your jobs! Work hard play harder, when you can 🙂 !!

08/28/2019

Thank you all for the wedding anniversary wishes! We celebrated amongst our 65 volunteer picking partners! Thanks to Carly and Lainee for all you did to make the day great and honor our 30 year celebration! Thanks to all of you VPP’s who came as we had SO much fun and hope you did as well! Special photo credit to Deanna Sue Brust

FULL! ***REGISTRATION CLOSED. Thank you to everyone for the advanced sign up to reserve a grape cutting tool🍇🍇🍇!See you ...
08/20/2019

FULL! ***REGISTRATION CLOSED. Thank you to everyone for the advanced sign up to reserve a grape cutting tool🍇🍇🍇!See you Saturday.
We are SO excited for this Saturday! We have 5 spots left if you want to pick a few grapes have lunch with adult beverages and play a fun “get your ducks in a row” game ! Easy picking fun, full of prize winning opportunities. Picking grapes= each person taking a bottle of wine home for enjoyment later no matter if you pick a ‘lucky duck!’ Or not. This event is free for our friends and family as a token of our appreciation for supporting MBV. Private message me if interested!

Grapes are going through Veraison, getting closer to harvest! Taking advantage of another spray for this beautiful eveni...
07/31/2019

Grapes are going through Veraison, getting closer to harvest! Taking advantage of another spray for this beautiful evening! Harvest party 2019 is in the planning stages. PM me with any party date estimates, details, or interest to come join the fun? Fb Invites will be sent as soon as we know our best estimate on the exact dates! Thanks to our wonderful friend, Tim Horchem we will have a new sign this year! Looks great, continued progress.

05/27/2019
Bud break, flowering apple blossoms(140+ trees), plus a Syngenta fungicide application complete for protection on the ne...
05/05/2019

Bud break, flowering apple blossoms(140+ trees), plus a Syngenta fungicide application complete for protection on the new foliage with all this rain! I hear MBV managed to sow over 1000 zinnia seeds today also ...... just because they love a butterfly magnet, something the mockingbirds can watch over and sing about!!! May the 4th be with them! Kim Abbott Doug Abbott
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3511 Spring Lake Rd
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