If you saw my Monday post, I talked about the rarity of the zebra, if you want to know why I did that, it is a long story, so you would be better of reading the post. I will tell you what is NOT rare here in North Charlotte, or Lake Norman, and that is access to Vineyards. There are about 75 vineyards we can get to, that are within a reasonable drive. We have 3 favorites currently, and went to one today. Childress Vineyards is beautiful: fountains with flowers, building that is stone and could be a small castle, a cafe to dine where the food is quite good, and the wine a great pairing. They have areas for weddings, seating outside with a Gazebo, where music fills the air and is played later in the spring. There is nothing like having a delicious bottle of wine, good food, and sitting outside on a sunny day while listening to music. One of my favorite things… as long as they don’t play “Margarittaville”.
So, it was a bit early for the music, and a bit chilly and windy to sit outside, but we sat on the patio/bistro area where we could see the view through the windows. There are plenty of places to take pictures, and my husband, as he was searching for the next best architectural shot, got in the way, as did I , as a tour group came by, and the leader told me I looked “very photogenic” .. I felt a little funny at that moment. Not for too long, as , I mentioned there were so many lovely areas to take pictures. We didn’t get a shot of the food or the wine, but I had a sumptuous pumpkin ravioli with pesto sauce , Portobello mushrooms and pumpkin seeds, my husband lobster LT, and sweet potato fries. The wine was called 3 Red. As it was just that a blend of Cabernet, malbec, and merlot. It was the kind of red you can enjoy on it’s own. The letter 3 emblazoned on the label, as we are in Nascar country, was Dale Earnhardt’s number. Not a race fan, sorry hon.
My outfit was something I couldn’t wait to wear, it was 70 and windy, so I was a bit chilly, but I am hoping that certainly the warmer weather will come soon, and be more steady. The Ann Taylor skirt was from last years collection, and I just love the pink roses on the front. I chose this color “guava juice” to go with it, and another pencil floral I bought last year. The gladiator sandals were from Sofft, which had great cushioning, and I loved the style. Overall, a very nice day! Only 73 or so more vineyards to visit!!
Have a lovely day!