We were out driving so the kids (age 1 and 5) would nap, and felt like stopping at a winery (when don't we?). It was a pretty quiet, chilly Sunday afternoon, and the very nice server told us we were welcome to go downstairs and hang out; there is a TV, a couple of cozy chairs, some tables, a microwave (for heating water for formula), and floor space for the baby to crawl around. And, of course, some wine, cheese, and crackers. And, they gave the kids each a toy (not a cheap plastic one either). It was just perfect for our needs, and my son is asking when we can go back!
Although the landscape is under construction, I think it will be really nice when it's done, and I would love to come back on a warmer day and wander around. Even now, there is a huge deck overlooking the pond, and a little dock onto a gazebo on the pond (incidentally, safely fenced in for the purposes of baby crawling along). Seriously, for those with a crawling baby, when it is always difficult to find safe and reasonably clean places to wiggle around, this is the perfect winery.
And, the wine is great! I usually don't like ALL the wines at any winery, but I did here! I don't usually like Chardonnay as much as other whites, but I did this one. And the peppery Batucada Cab Sauv, my husband says, is his favorite wine ever. Only the dessert wine was a bit too sweet for more than a few sips for us (but most are).
They offer a military discount, too. Even though the bottles were quite a bit more than we usually pay (running $17-24; we're CHEAP wine drinkers!), we got a case because we wanted to support this winery. It's family-run too, which is nice. We will probably go back, even though it's an hour from home! (Gas to get the kids to sleep so we can talk is cheaper than a babysitter!)
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