A has been anxious to get me away from the house for a little relaxation and time together. She planned a trip to a local winery and then a tour of their vineyard. It was a beautiful day but cooler than normal for this time of year. I didn't care since it was nice to just be out spending time with my love and soaking up the sunshine.
I loved this shelter and think it would be a great spot for a wedding.
There are 2 resident vineyard dogs. They are definitely NOT guard dogs and I made fast friends with this girl. Later I shared my lunch with her and the other lab.
These grapes are the variety used in our favorite wine produced by this winery.
During the tour we could pick and eat as many grapes as we wanted.
I took advantage of that.
Hiding in the vineyard.
Wine produced from the very grapes grown here.
We stopped at the deli in town to pick up fried chicken and other goodies for a picnic.
We found a quiet spot on the hillside and poured our wine in the fancy glasses the winery gave us.
After lunch we purchased baskets and went out to pick grapes. For $3 you could fit as many grapes as possible in one of those containers to take home.
Our haul...the extra full one on the left is mine of course. I LOVED these Blue Bells and they are the most vibrant color. The picture really doesn't do them justice.