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2016 Wine Tours
North Carolina & The Windy City

Overcast skies gave way to a beautiful Fall afternoon.  I always feel so honored to share "my backyard" with new friends as well as my appreciation and respect for wine.  The smiles in these photos say it all. A wine tour should be fun, interesting and educational.  And yes, you should get a little tipsy too.  Today's tour reminded me that we all need to pay attention to the "bits, because every bit matters!  Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

Old and New Friends

Hello September!  We kicked it off with nine friends and a lovely couple visiting from North Carolina. The rain held off and we stayed dry.  The day was filled with a lovely lunch outside and later watching the production process first hand since harvest has begun. Harvest also gave us a chance to try some fresh pressed Pinot Noir juice as well as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes right from the vines.  Amazing positive spirit and energy from everyone today!  Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

The Spirit Of Life

Today was a fun day.  After a little confusion in starting our day, everything worked out fine.  A beautiful day, about 85, and just in time as a storm is moving in on Tuesday. Three lovely ladies from South Carolina and a newly married couple on their honeymoon from Philadelphia.  After a Vista Balloon flight this morning, we picked up a few things and headed out to the wine country.  Great group.  Such nice people. Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

Friends and Neighbors Forever

They are all neighbors and friends.  Awesome.  I love to see that neighbors still talk to neighbors....that is a community.  We had a nice day and I'm so glad they chose us in the auction for the Children's Relief Nursery earlier this year. Good friends, good wine, nice weather and our owner Dan K. Johnson makes for a great wine tour.  Since harvest just started, we also sampled some fresh Pinot Noir juice from the press. Yummy.  Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

 

 

 

 

Taking A Break And Breathing

This was a fun day.  One couple from Minnesota and one from Eugene who joined us after a hot air balloon flight in the morning.  It was a hot day in the valley today......about 97.  With a lovely lunch inside to beat the heat and lots of great wine, we did just fine.  By the end of the day, they were ready for a nap.....perfect.  Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

Traveling Sisters

It was so good to hear a Southern accent again.  Two lovely couples, both sisters, one from North Carolina and one from South Carolina.  The weather was good so we enjoyed a lovely lunch outside.  Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

Love Wins

It was beautiful summer day....hot, but comfortable.  These two girls were special, and I am so proud to share this special day with them. Lovely energy and such vibrant personalities.  Thanks for the memories. Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

Oh Canada

Canada was in the wine country.  These two were so kind, and it was great to chat about the US political system vs. Canada.  They were here to escape the gloom that Canada can have and enjoy some Pinot Noir. Below is our favorite photo from this tour.  Your entire album can be found here so you can download or share your memories on social media with just one click.

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