Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bom Vinho!

Just a quick update. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, but things have been busy around here. Dan and I took a little trip last weekend to see his sister Carol and her wife, Sonia. We helped celebrate Carol's 60th birthday in a big way! and also got to see their vineyard.  

These two know how to throw a party! More details in a later post on that and the trip to El Dorado County in California.

In the meantime, I'll just share a few photos. In between visiting vineyards and attending the festivities, we all helped crush and press some grapes!

The crushing was fun, but those grapes are slippery!

Pressing out the yummy juice. . .

The vineyard has been producing for about 10 years.  Carol and Sonia have been owners for the past two. The first batch of wine produced under their label will be ready in 2019.

A glimpse of the barrel room. . . where all the good stuff is stored and working its magic:)

For Carol and Sonia's story, check out their website here.


Dewena said...

What a gorgeous place that must be! And, will I always think of Lucy and Ethel when I see something about grape crushing?

Dropping off the face of the earth for good times like this is highly recommended!

Mari said...

What a fun and beautiful thing to be a part of!

Melanie said...

How cool that you got to experience this vineyard in person! Can't wait to hear more about your trip and the vineyard and how the wine was. ;-)

Mereknits said...

HOw fun to have family in the wine business. A big happy birthday to your SIL!

Mildred said...

How fun and interesting! North Georgia has MANY wineries. Happy that you had this opportunity to visit.