On Sunday I went to the next town to tip my glass to Dionysus and partake of some of my Valley's best wines. I spent two hours at the wine festival with my girlfriends and let me tell you - it wasn't long enough!
There were so many fabulous wines that I had a hard time keeping track of the ones I liked the best. It could have had something to do with the amount of wine I was drinking...
The wine glasses we were given for "tastes" were filled sometimes half-full by the generous winemakers, instead of the typical ounce or two generally given at a wine tasting. It didn't take long to catch up with us.
I really loved some of the clever winery names, such as "Church & State," "Dirty Laundry..."
...and "Misconduct." This "Massacre Rose" was my favourite red (almost-red) I tried. I love the label! They were also tasting "Misfit - White Blend," "The Big Take - Red Blend" and "Suspect Series."
Who wouldn't want a little tast of "Forbidden Fruit?"
There was even a cover-band doing ABBA songs. I snickered a little at first - but they ended up doing realy well and getting the crowd all worked up. (Not hard after all that wine, I'd imagine!)
There were pretty big crowds there, and the wine tasting tents were swarming with people. But there were also food and artisan venders there too that you could wander around to see.
We also did some faux celebrity spotting. I wish I'd gotten a pic of the girl who looked exactly like Pink - it was uncanny. This guy did seem to have a Robert Pattinson thing going on though - and that girl is looking at him like he sparkles!
We really did have a fabulous time, and then staggered off to a three hour dinner afterward. There is nothing like a day full of wine, friends and silly fun!