Friday, December 16, 2011

Wine & Chocolate

Yes, you read that right.  Lakeridge Winery in Clermont was having one of their events and this one really appealed to me and Margie.  So early Saturday morning we headed north and arrived early enough that we didn't have to wait in line for very long to taste our wine and eat the Godiva chocolate.  Each wine was pared with a compatible chocolate, such as, very dry wine (which I don't like) was pared with dark chocolate, etc.

It was a good day.  There were arts and crafts on the hill too.  Excellent day.
We watched a movie on the development of the winery and the Cox family.
Tasting line runs through the vats.
About 10 different wines...
...and five different chocolates were tasted.
Processor for the grapes

The vineyard, or at least part of it.
The picking machine puts the grapes in the grey boxes.
Margie thinks this is a good place for a break.
Now where are we going?
We didn't wait on Santa.


Jeff & Barbie said...

We've been to several of the Lakeridge "festivals" through the years and always loved them. Looks like you folks at Citrus Ridge are really enjoying life-as you should. Have a great holiday season.

Sharon said...

now that looked like fun! Remember that horrible dry white wine we had on the cruise? LOL!

Beckles said...

Cool day trip for friends!! Love the last pix with you and in your "queenly" pose. LOL!!