Showing posts with label wine country. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wine country. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekend Happenings

The Husband and I spent this past weekend having loads of fun with friends and family.

Some good friends from our college days back at WSU came into town & we headed out wine tasting!
There is nothing better than sipping some new vino, talking about what is going on in each others lives and reconnecting.

Tasting at Bookwalter Winery, Richland WA

We were short on time and decided to taste around the Queensgate wineries in Richland.  The area has three wineries all within walking distance, Bookwalter, Barnard Griffon, and Tagaris.

We enjoyed the reserve list at Barnard Griffon and took home some Reserve Chardonnay and some Syrah Port style wine for the holidays.  At Bookwalter, we enjoyed the red wine list.  We finished the day with some killer pizza from Brickhouse in West Richland.  Seriously what is better than pizza after tasting?!  SO good.  

That evening we attended Chad's cousin Bo's wedding to the beautiful Kierstin!  Being a guest at a wedding is so relaxing!  To think that 6 months earlier I Chad and I were the ones walking down the isle... Time flies!  It was great to celebrate the Lybecks and see family that had traveled from all around.  Plus I got a chance to wear this fun gown from Nordstrom and dance the night away!

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October in Wine Country

The month harvest is in full swing here in the Columbia Valley.
Apples are being plucked from their trees,
Grapes are being transported to the winey, 
There is a feeling of accomplishment in the air as the fruits of this years labor are off to market.

Fall colors on the Wahluke Slope are in full force.  Trees are dropping their leaves.  The vineyards are turning golden and orange with some red sprinkled throughout the long rows.

What signifies fall for you?  

For myself, fall begins in late summer when a certain virus in wine grapes turns the leaves from healthy and thriving green to the beautiful but problematic red.  It sure is beautiful, isn't it?