Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend Recap

We had a wonderful weekend!!  The husband and I went with our friends Robyn and Dave to their ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas.  They have vineyards on their property!

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. 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??



  1. How cool! I am originally from Waco, TX and relocated to NC a little over three years ago. I will ALWAYS be a Texas girl at heart!

    Love the photos...and love my wine... ;)

    1. Oh, I don't think you can ever take Texas out of a girl! Stay safe if you are feeling effects of Sandy!!

  2. sounds like a great trip!! I love Fredericksburg, and seeing how wine is made is always lots of fun. Interesting that you were talking about chemistry, the organic chemistry class does (or did?) make wine as part of the class at UST.

    1. That's right!! I totally forgot about the wine making chem class!! It all makes sense now!! Lol.

  3. Isn't Fredricksburg the best? I love going there and staying at little bed and breakfasts and do the wine tours. So fun...and the shops are amazing. Looks like you guys had fun.

    1. It is! I couldn't believe that I hadn't been sooner!


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