Monday, July 11, 2011

A Visit to Laurita Winery

Last Friday, Lisa, Theresa and I met at Laurita Winery.  Set in rolling hills about 25 miles from home, is a lovely local winery named for the two owners' mothers.  It was a hot, humid day.  Difficult for hiking up and down stone pathways but wonderful weather for growing delicious grapes.  And we all know, delicious grapes means delicious wine.

Beautiful landscapes surround the building.

We entered the cooled building, into a large banquet room, looking out over the vineyards with lots of places to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers or some sandwich offerings from the small deli inside the main building.  The large wine tasting room was dimly lit for a lovely ambience. 
Wine tasting display.

  We tasted several offerings, reds, whites, drys and sweets and we all purchased a bottle or two of our favorite.

I enjoy dryish reds, everyday table wines.

We completed our day with a gourmet sandwich in the banquet room, watching the rain pour over the grounds, relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere and the conversation.

I love these friendship quotes:

"Turns out not where but who you're with that really matters."- Dave Matthews Band

 and from Les Miserables (the play):  "Let the wine of friendship never run dry."

Happy Birthday, Lisa.

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