Sep 27, 2009

Wine, Women and Song!


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" and then to "Elephant Island" which is not haunted at all, but makes the best fruit wine on the planet! Its new release 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  few pre-tour sips of some hauntingly good liqueur in a black widow shot glass!

15 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, your winery tour sounds fabulous! And I love that Black Widow Winery label!

The Blog Mistress~~Tammy said...

So glad you visited with me today!

I lived in a house in KY with a whistling ghost...it would startle me, but surprisingly enough I was not as scared as I thought I would be.

I've always wanted to do a wine tasting, I'm so inept when it comes to wine...a haunted tour sounds like great fun! Can't wait to see your pictures!

Have a wonderfall day!☼

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Ah...uh-oh I think the blog gremlins are at work...tee-hee!

Domestic Witch said...

Sounds like so much fun! We hit a few haunted locations while on Mackinaw Island. Glad you had a great time!

VintageSage said...

Oh how fun!! Now that's my kind of wine tour. :)

Divaeva said...

wow - sounds like an awesome day! I love wine tours...we started doing them when we moved to CT when we needed something to do one day - now we are hooked. I can only imagin how cool a haunted tour would be!

Eliza said...

Wow that sounds like a great tour - I'd love a glass of wine right now :-)

Janie said...

that just sounds like too much fun...

Blue Moon said...

What a weekend.... Spirits, and Spirits... LOL
(Sorry, I couldn't resist)
Sounds like the R&R you were looking forward to
:)
Couldn't imagine a better way to spend the weekend.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Sounds like so much fun...wish I could have gone along!

Laurie said...

Wow ~ now why don't we have anything like that around here?? I agree half the fun of shopping for wine is the bottles. Some are just amazing,along with the price tag!
Sounds like you had a great time ~

Bridgett said...

Mmm...those wines sound yummy! I can never turn down a good glass of wine. (I particularly love Pinots).

So glad you had a great trip. :)

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