Today the owner and general manager of the store that I bookkeep for, took me and the department managers on a "Mystery Tour." When we all showed up at the store this morning, there was a stretch limo waiting, and we were whisked off to five local wineries for a fun-filled day of wine and food.
The views were stunning, and the wineries were all so original. This winery had a gorgeous deck with a pergola covered in grape vines:
I lost count of how many wines I tasted....possibly as little as 10....or as many as 20....
There were also so many great gifts and books and clever sauces and other yummy items being sold by the wineries. I picked up a cool bottle of BBQ sauce for my brother the BBQ sauce connoisseur.
I loved this little monk wine-bottle cover:
I was a good girl and only came home with three bottles of wine - but it was very difficult to stop at that. There were so many wines that I just wanted to buy for the witty labels - like this one:
It was such a fun afternoon, and a lovely gesture by the owners of the store. The managers work pretty hard this time of year, and it's such a treat to know you are appreciated, and to be rewarded with a day like this!
Now I just have to decide which bottle to drink first....