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What to Wear to a Wine Tasting/Vineyard

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By now, I am sure my readers know I truly enjoy going to vineyards and tasting wines. It is a favorite pastime. My husband and I were joking as we figured if we went every weekend we would almost make it as:

  • North Carolina is home to more than 100 wineries. The number of wineries has more than quadrupled since 2001. The industry has two focuses – native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes.

Today I am going to be talking about what to wear to a Vineyard.

 

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I know you may be thinking, why do I have to consider what to wear to a vineyard. I am not going to be stomping grapes! Or, I am a sipper, and I tend to not spill my red wine all over my clothes! However, I want to look put together, but still comfortable for the day’s outing. Jeans can certainly always be a great go-to look , but if I want to step it up a notch, I want to tell you about these pants I am wearing. Fabrizio Gianni calls them the Techno Stretch Cropped Pant, which provide a slimming effect with their stretch fabric, and a 27″ inseam, so if one does decide to stomp grapes, problem solved!!  Don’t let the word “Techno” scare you! There is nothing to plug in, boot up, or store. The only memory is that of the material which holds its shape with its Fabric content of 74% Rayon, 23% Polyamide, 3% Spandex!

The pants are quite versatile, as one could wear them year round, with a light tunic in the spring, perhaps a longer sweater in the fall , as I have a burgundy cowl neck ribbed sweater with some pointed booties in mind. Whether going to wine taste at your local wine bar, or visiting a vineyard, these pants will take one from one season to the next.

I wanted to wear something light, as the weather is still quite warm here in NC, so this flutter sleeve top with its homage to grapes on the front in a purple and black pattern, seemed to work quite well giving it a feminine touch with the slimming slacks.

The shoes are a low heeled sandal, and comfortable enough to walk through the vineyard without digging one’s heels into the soil. They are Clark’s Artisan sandals which have an extra padded foot bed that makes it enjoyable walking around and taking in the views.

As since I am a bag girl, I brought out my lavender Coach satchel to add additional color to the look.The vine-like delicate purple necklace seemed aprapo and I picked it up at a boutique in Asheville.

So again for Visiting a Vineyard:

Make sure you have shoes you can walk in and are comfortable. Those 4 inch heels will dig into the grass and then either tripping or having someone pull you out wouldn’t make for a good time. Think comfort and style!

These wonderful slimming Techno Pants from Fabrizio Gianni are perfect for the season, will look great year round.

Wear a blouse or top that is easy to blot out that red wine that is accidentally spilled.   An all white look is probably not your best bet!

Bring a lovely handbag and keep extra treats in their for your pets if you go to dog friendly vineyards like us. They wont be as interested in your picnic lunch this way!

Tell me How do you dress to a Vineyard?

Have a Great Labor Day!

Jess xo

 

Outfit: Top : White House Black Market ( Ebay)

Techno Stretch Cropped Pants in Black c/o Fabrizio Gianni *opinions are that of my own**

Sandals: Clark’s Artisan Line

Handbag: Coach Penelope ( Ebay)

Necklace: Boutique in Asheville

Earrings: 1928.com

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    garaytreasures
    September 10, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    What a lovely bunch of colors to wear to a wine tasting, sounds glorious right about now.
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    Emily Green
    September 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I have to admit, the title completely drew me into this post! I love how many local wineries NC has- I have this grand plan to visit all of them and collect wine glasses, but I’m slow moving on that. I live about 10 minutes from Grandfather Vineyards and completely recommend it if you haven’t been there before! Weathervane, close to Lexington, is probably my favorite though:) Love the style you chose, perfect for an easy breezy day sipping wine!
    Emily

  • Reply
    Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    September 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Jess, I love your new website! It looks so modern and fresh, really easy to navigate. I love your top. The shade of purple is gorgeous.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      I appreciate it Lorna! Glad you like the new look,I was due for one. Looking for more purple for fall! xx

  • Reply
    Elle
    September 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Love the techno pants, they look great, and I am sure are comfortable despite their polished looks! That floral blouse and dusty pink bag are gorgeous, so Jess!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks so much Elle, I like the pants and have started to wer some more jeans. Glad you like the look! xx

  • Reply
    cassidl
    September 7, 2015 at 9:43 am

    what a great vineyard outfit, and those sound like amazing pants

    • Reply
      Jess
      September 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Linda, they are! xx

  • Reply
    Patti
    September 7, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I’d love to go to a vineyard – this one looks so charming. And so do you. xo

    • Reply
      Jess
      September 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

      If you ever come to NC I am familiar with many vineyards, Somoma next ! Thank you Patti, glad you like the look! xx

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    [email protected]
    September 7, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Looks like fun, Jess. And you look great…as always!

    • Reply
      Jess
      September 7, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Thank you Patti! You know it is a favorite pastime of mine. xx

    • Reply
      Jess
      September 8, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Thank you Pam! Xx

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      September 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

      thank you Pam!! It was so fun 🙂

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