We were in Jersey for a family wedding. One of the planned activities for the "wedding week" was a day of surprises where we didn't know where we were going or what we going to do. Our family, the bride and groom, the bridesmaids, and a friend or two were picked up at our hotel in the morning by a restored 1960's Austin Healey lorry truck driven by it's really nice owner. It was a bit cool but the sun was shining and we had a fun ride through the spectacular countryside to La Mare Wine Estate where we had the wine tour. It started in the vineyard itself, then we went inside to see where the wine was actually made. After the informative tour we went outside to the courtyard for the tastings. We had a lovely time and enjoyed the tour giving by a lovely young lady.
Next, we went to the restaurant where our table was ready for us outside. By now, it had warmed up and and we had perfect weather for al fresco dining. Being Americans, we were quite thrilled to be having a Jersey Cream Tea experience. The food was fabulous! And they kept bringing out more and more. Several of us were gluten-intolerate and there was whole trays of sandwiches made with gluten-free breads. It was a wonderful day.
La Mare was also the site of the wedding reception. Again, the weather was perfect. Cocktails were served on the lovely grounds by the granite estate home which is also a fantastic backdrop for wedding photos. Then we moved indoors for dinner and dancing. The venue, the food, the staff, everything was just wonderful. If there was anything that wasn't perfect I don't know what it could have been. Just brilliant!
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