And they make wine!
It was interesting to learn about the wine making process and how much time is involved. I never expected to feel like I was in a chemistry course while making wine.
Dave and Robyn have a batch of wine from their 2011 harvest and it was time to test the sulfite level in the wine. I am not sure what it means but you don't want the level to be higher than a 4.
|Mmmm...one year old beaker wine.|
This testing, blending and moving of wine was happening at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning...I did no tasting.
I liked all the glass containers they had around for wine bottling. The husband was very proud of the wine he bottled.
Robyn and I did lots of walking around the ranch and lots of playing with the animals.
|Cats, horses and dogs, oh my!|
I am sure Sammy was very sad she missed the party.
On Sunday we went over to William and Chris Vineyards. This is the vineyard that purchased our friends' last harvest of grapes. They grow sangiovese grapes that produces a delicious red wine.
While we were there tasting the wines, Chris (the Chris of William and Chris) showed up and he invited us into the winery to taste the progress on the sangiovese wine. Very cool, right?
|Chris getting us a taste from the barrel.|
|Just a few barrels.|
|Chris talking about wine.|
|Chris's daughter being a cutie.|
|Wine making thingies.|
|The husband being excited about wine. :)|
I know you are wondering if there was any shopping and the answer is of course! Robyn and I did lots of shopping on Saturday. Fredericksburg has the cutest Main Street with lots of great shops.
I came home with several goodies including this cute pumpkin that looks great in the mum I planted on the deck.
We visited a cute store called Dogologie. Where I bought Sammy a fun toy and this magnet that I secretly stuck on my mom's car.
I wonder how long it will take her to notice it. Heehee.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend. What did you do??