Monday, March 25, 2013
Vineyards, Rain, Wine...
This is the get-away that Mr. C and I took last week. We enjoyed our time even though you can see the weather was extremely grey and wet. It rained but not so badly that we couldn't drive and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Vineyards are amazing in all stages of growth...from little sprouts to fully laden with leaves and grapes.
One of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. The sense of arrival is majestic. The brick work stunning. I would like to be the Princess in this Palace.
You can see from the front door the beautiful portico and vineyards beyond. I can only imagine my dream car sitting here awaiting to take me shopping. Yes, I do have a vivid imagination!
Inside is the most amazing woodwork. I understand there is a master craftsman that only builds staircases for very high-end wineries.
Every ceiling is beyond spectacular. The layers and lighting are truly beautiful. More brickwork on a fabulous fireplace.
I would be happy just to have this brick bridge. The art of it is fabulous. I do love brickwork.
Because it was raining so much we were not able to sit outdoors at the tables to eat our picnic lunch so we merely sat inside the car and enjoyed our nibbles along with these amazing views. After all crumbs do clean up nicely.
This is another winery we visited. Can you imagine they were offering tours outdoors even in the rain. No thank you...especially for $20 per person. Oh did I mention that wine tastings are not free?!!
Here is a statue of St. Francis. I thought this photo was appropriate in honor of the new Pope.
Here is the friendliest and most knowledgeable winery we visited. We spent quite a long time here.
Mr. C and "Larry" got along quite well. Larry was extremely fun and shared so much knowledge about wines and wineries and grapes that Mr. C really enjoyed. He also liked some of the wines and we did purchase a few bottles.
All in all it was a wonderful short get-away. In spite of the rain it did not dampen our spirits at all.
Now it is time to get in the studio and get my hands messy for Easter. More on that in the next post.
Our weather is glorious. Sunshine and Spring. The yellow pollen is covering everything. Flowers are blooming. Actually the rain we had while we were gone really hammered my daffodils. Some are not recovering as they actually got broken stems from the downpour.
May you have Spring and Sunshine and no more snow or storms. Stay safe and warm no matter what Mother Nature gives us.
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