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.