I'm back from my haunted winery tour, and have a well-stocked wine rack to show for it! Boy, can I spend money, when the right opportunity presents itself! It's funny, because I was never much of a wine drinker until my brother and sister in law started running a winery two years ago. Now, I enjoy a glass now and then - but the hunt for a great wine, or bottle is where the fun is really at!
Yesterday we started at a winery called "Blasted Church" where an old church was removed from a site high above a lake, and brought down into town. There are noises that come from this church when the wind blows just right, and the sound is rather creepy!
We moved on to another winery that has an older man haunting it. All the staff use the buddy system at night, because no one wants to run into him when they are alone. He doesn't cause too much trouble - just some cold spots when he wanders by, and he likes to whistle alot - but it's enough to creep out the staff!
We then went to Black Widow winery, where I bought a gorgeous wine called "Mirage" which I'll be opening tonight after dinner...
Onward to a Lavender farm called "Green Man Lavender" (I liked the Pagan symbolism) and then to "Elephant Island" which is not haunted at all, but makes the best fruit wine on the planet! It's new release (from '07, as it takes 2 years to make) is "Pink Elephant" - a pink apple champagne. Had to have a bottle of this!
All in all, it was a fabulous day - warm weather, good friends, a wonderful lunch, and even a shot of some hauntingly good Bailey's Irish Cream in a black widow shot glass! Hopefully the pictures will turn out, and once my friend emails them to me I'll post some here (yes, I forgot my own camera - ugh!)
Also, a big thank you to Morgaine at The Forgotten Muse for the blog award!