My family was over from Pittsburgh last week, and we decided to go to a familiar dog-friendly vineyard: Round Peak Vineyard. Let’s just say Dickens said it best when he wrote ” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”
You all know how much we love to go to vineyards here in NC and the first visit was just us and the pups. We met the owner, and she was lovely! Very down to earth, loved dogs, told us about the bottle of wine we purchased. It was a sunny day, the view was just beautiful of the vineyard as we sat sipping our crisp, fruity but dry white chardonnay. We conversed with a couple who makes the rounds to various nearby vineyards and just enjoyed walking with the pups and having lunch. An upbeat owner, busy at the time, was happy to tell me about the bottle I just purchased.
Fast forward a month, to when we visited with my parents to the same vineyard. The day was cloudy, somewhat overcast, but we knew we would be under shelter, had great food from Fresh Market, and would enjoy a tasting when we got there, so we were out for an entertaining and joyful day regardless of the weather, it is spring after all!
We got there to the tasting room, and a very unpleasant woman, wearing a pink top with silver sparkles, I thought perhaps indicative of her mood, waited ( barely) on us. The four of us sat on stools and the woman had a very tense, unpleasant presence as she did nothing but pour us the wine checked off on our sheets. No explanation of the particular unique grapes, no talking, no information ( which is what I love about wine tasting being a former educator and lover of wine). I had heard there was a rare grape that was used there, yet when I asked a question, there was a snappy answer with tone. As we all sat in silence, I thought, “Boy, this is supposed to be fun!” I didn’t want my parents to think this was the first impression they had.
So, we decided to make our own fun, talking about how a robot may have been of better service..There were wines named ” Euphoria”, “Flirtation”, ” Excitement” and I wanted to hear the story of those wines, but figured it wasn’t going to happen, even though I said, I really need to taste some euphoria!!
The day turned out lovely after all, we enjoyed each other’s company, and had delicious wine and food. Mom dressed in cargos and blue, the blue hues looking great with mom’s white hair. I decided to dress in a yellow print with brush strokes of pale blue and blush, and dress it up a bit while wearing my blush blazer, and my favorite new fringe gladiator sandals I saw on Debbie HERE.
Despite the fact we first had “sour grapes” !
Enjoy the week!!
We HAD ANOTHER GREAT TURN OUT ON TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LAST WEEK! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE !! i JUST LOVE IT!
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