Sunshine and Visitors

Andy and Claire are visiting this weekend, and we had a lovely time yesterday out at Cross Keys Vineyard.  My boss and I toured the vineyard a couple of weeks ago, thinking about holding future events there (business dinners, conferences, etc) – it’s an absolutely gorgeous space.  We went back a week later for a Friday night event with a live musician, good wine, and yummy snacks.  And then yesterday, the five of us went to try the full tasting experience, and had a fantastic time in the slightly windy spring sunshine.

Andy has just finished the first level of a wine education program, and so he had plenty of background, history, advice, and comparisons for us.  He was favorably impressed by Cross Keys wines – the vineyard is young, but has some great potential.  We all really liked the 2008 Joy White, which is nearly colorless but full of flavor – lots of peaches, but not overly sweet, and the 2007 Meritage, which was a mellow and rich red.

Andy evaluating the Joy White with his discerning eye

Andy evaluating the Joy White with his discerning eye

Claire looking gorgeous in the sunshine

Claire looking gorgeous in the sunshine

The view of the mountains from the terrace - check out that house!

The view of the mountains from the terrace - check out that house!

2007 Meritage

2007 Meritage

The boys, sitting in the shade, wearing sunglasses

The boys, sitting in the shade, wearing sunglasses

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6 Responses to Sunshine and Visitors

  1. Jeff says:

    With sunglasses, it really does never hurt to look!

  2. wellmet says:

    I guess that would depend on what you’re looking at.

  3. rebekahseats says:

    i need to go to more vineyards. we went to one in vermont and had a spectacular time … very lovely pictures, lady 🙂

  4. Sarah says:

    thank you, dear – i’ve only recently learned enough about photography to make my little point and shoot frustrating. 🙂 and yes, i need to go to more vineyards too – it was a gorgeous day. come visit me in virginia and we’ll do the whole tour (yes, virginia makes good wine, oddly enough).

  5. rebekahseats says:

    i think most wine is good wine. and i’ll have to put you on my list of “Places to take our yearly vacations” 😀

    texas makes good wine, oddly enough, too.

  6. Sarah says:

    yay for yearly vacations! we should take one of those one of these days.

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