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Celebrating the “great” and “grand” Concannon ladies

Ellen Rowe Concannon

This past Mother’s Day had me thinking about my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Each of these remarkable women made huge contributions to the success of our family winery over the last 128 years, and I thought I’d share some fond memories and a bit of history with you. Continue reading

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“Cead Mile Failte” (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

I was asked how it felt to return to Ireland nearly 150 years after my great-grandfather, James Concannon, sailed from the rocky coast of the Aran Islands for America’s fertile shores.

Coming back for me always stirs something deep inside. It’s a reminder of so many of the Irish values that have made us who we are, a return to my family’s roots, our original homeland which is integral to our history and identity. I’m very proud of that spirit which I know began in this place – I see it all around me! Continue reading

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Back to Basics? We Never Left!

Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and new beginnings. Nowhere is there a greater example of this than in our vineyards. Simply put, quality wine comes from quality grown grapes. At Concannon, we believe in supporting “Mother Nature” through natural efforts. Continue reading

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