Last month, the team here at the winery had an opportunity to go to Show Me Zip Lines located at our neighbor’s farm 2 miles north on the highway. We had the grandest time!
Cliff and I wanted our team to be able to speak from experience when guests ask about the Zip Line which was opened this spring on the Swafford Family Ranch. From my experience, it was awesome. Not only was riding, hooked to a cable 10 to 200 feet up in the air a blast, but the tour guides shared their story as well as the story of the farm, which always makes the experience more meaningful.
As we rode to the top of the hill and our tour guide explained some of the history of the farm as well as what we were seeing, I could imagine what it must have been like to have lived there on the farm years ago. That just added a dimension to the tour that was cool!
To also see the rocks in the canyon, up close, was an experience you just don’t get from driving around in the country.
After our tour, we hosted the Zip Line Staff for a pizza dinner and tour of our property.
We enjoyed showing them around and explaining the Farm to Table aspect of our grounds and we sampled the alpine strawberries growing in The Courtyard. It was very rewarding to hear the “wow” when the guests sampled those little strawberries that have such a robust flavor. This helped me to realize that what I sometimes take for granted, can be really interesting to other farmers.
Now our staff can speak from experience when guests ask us about the Zip Line or if they ask if there is anything else to do nearby since we are a destination winery in a very rural setting. Each of our staff can speak for themselves, but as for me, I had a grand time and enjoyed getting to know our neighbors. Thanks for a great time!