On Sunday, Lita, mommy Jenny, Aunt Kwyn, Cousin Amy and I went vineyard hopping in Middleburg, VA. It was a nice spring day, not too hot and not too cool, so we spent the entire day outside. It was awesome!
The first vineyard we visited recently opened in the fall. None of us had been there before so it was a huge gamble. There was live music outside on the patio to keep Aunt Kwyn entertained as she stayed with Lita and me. Mommy and Cousin Amy (Aunt Kwyn’s guinea pigs) went inside for a wine tasting and came out 15 minutes later…empty handed. Uh oh. That meant the wines were not good so we moved on.
Good thing we had a backup plan because Chrysalis Vineyards was right around the corner. We spent a couple of hours having a picnic there. Lita and I ate dog treats and the occasional human cracker. I also chomped away on fresh strawberries. They were yummy sweet! Lita, who doesn’t normally eat fruits, finally succumbed and ate one too. I heard the strawberries were delicious paired with the Sarah’s Patio White wine.
Our last stop of the day was Barrel Oak Winery. There were tons of people having a picnic, it felt like the beach sans water. Just about everyone had a child or a dog with them. Aunt Kim felt well enough to join us so she met us there. Reportedly, the Reserve Petit Verdot and Chardonnay were yummy!
The vineyard didn’t close until 8:30p so we stayed for dinner and to watch the sunset. There was a vendor that sold brick oven pizzas so I had my share of yummy pizza crust. Lita and I also received a dog biscuit from the winery staff…and I stole a biscuit from a dog next to us who didn’t want his. Hee hee.
It was an awesome Sunday and I couldn’t imagine anything topping it off. However, I knew we had BIG plans for Memorial Day Monday…going to the beach!!!!!! Stay tuned! ~ Luke