Monday, October 13, 2008

Apple Picking and Wine

Yesterday I got out and went apple picking with my daughter, cousin Joanne and her children. We decided to try a new orchard and went to Dubios Farms. It was nice, but the map they gave us took us a while to figure out. We needed an Apple GPS in the orchard.

The apples tasted great! We were a little disappointed in the cider donuts, but after an hour of apple picking we were happy to sink our teeth into them. We couldn't have asked for better weather either. We lucked out.

After apple picking we stopped at Whitecliff Vineyards as I wanted to taste their just release Merlot and Cabernet Franc. All I can say is WOW! The Merlot was very good and is a great wine to purchase and cellar for about a year. The Cab Franc was outstanding!!! The Cab Franc I would say is a drink now wine. It has a nice spice on the finish. Just the way I like my Cab Francs.

As we pulled up to the tasting room, there was some harvest activities going on. Here is a short video of what was fermentating in the bin. In case you are wondering, a bee flew up my cousin's arm, hence her running away at the end of the video. It had nothing to do with the wine.

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