Those of you who know us, know we love the Lord, wine, food and stock car racing...so this was the perfect day for us to share with you!
These grapes had no wrath and this is where they were stored...in 3,000/6,000/8,000 gallon stainless steel vats as well as 300 gallon oak barrels. We started out with a free tour that was supposed to be 20 minutes but turned out to be 45!
The vineyard is absolutely breathtaking. There were 40 acres plus Richard has at least 5 acres at his house just down the road. We may pay him a visit tomorrow but we know he won't be home...he's off hunting. These photos do not do the landscape justice...I need a new camera but can't afford one after the lunch we had today and the six bottles of wine we bought :-)
Lunch...what can I say...it was a taste of heaven. It was called the Trifecta (no we aren't into horseracing!) and it was three 2 oz. glasses of wine paired with appetizer, entree and dessert. We do not do this on a regular basis!
So what does any of this have to do with the Civil War you ask? The vineyard was a few miles away from the campground where we are staying. The campground is on property that was occupied by the Union. Gen. Beauregard made a deal with the Union officer, who had been his roommate at West Point that he would not destroy the area if the Union would furnish them with food. See, it really does come down to food in the end! Perry will probably comment on what the food consisted of and what type of wine accompanied it.