Oct 6, 2010

Festival of the Grape

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! 




Dede said...

Sounds like an awesome day! I would have had to try the "Forbidden Fruit" and the "Misfit" to, the names are so clever. A great name for a vineyard "Dirty Laundry".


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love all the crazy names that wines are being given these days! Makes them even more fun to drink. You're lucky to live in wine country!

D.Suplicki said...

That sounds like t was such a great day! I love all of the clever names the wines were given, I would have certainly had to drink my share of the forbidden fruit!

Wendy said...

Wow, magickal elixirs, Abba and celebrities! You did Dionysus proud :)

Susan Erickson said...

I just tried a couple bottles of dirty laundry last weekend with friends...It was very nice! It is so important to support our B.C. growers. I may never buy wine from another country again! ...not while in B.C. anyways. It's another political decision!

The Frog Queen said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day!

Thanks for sharing. I am always up for a wine tour, even if it is virtual!! :)


girlichef said...

..."looking at him like he sparkles."<----ha ha ha ha! This is seriously my kind of way to spend a day (or a couple of hours). Live music is great when everybody's gettin' all warmed up on vino. Fun!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

I keep saying that I'm going to go visit a local vineyard here, yet I never do it. I think I will put it on my list for the coming year. Looks like fun from your post! :o)

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like a great day. Don't you just love this time of the year?