Despite being seven months pregnant and waddling slower than ever (not to mention I haven't been able to see my feet in months) I haven't stopped wanting to go on in search ofs. Inspired by Polly's post where she visited her local vineyard, I decided to visit one of the vineyards along the Connecticut Wine Trail. I've never visited a vineyard before, so when I suggested it, J decided that he'd bring me to his favorite local vineyard - Saltwater Farms. Having been a while since his last visit, J had a tasting - I'm oh so jealous - which I thought was reasonably priced ($10) and allowed him to try four different wines (two white, a rose, and a red). I snuck a little taste of the red and thought it was delicious (I'll certainly be doing my own tasting next summer!). Eventually he settled on purchasing a bottle of red to bring to a friend.
We went to Saltwater Farm mid-week without a reservation and it was super casual. I thought the woman who explained the wines was very knowledgeable and we felt absolutely no pressure to rush or purchase anything other than the tasting. Saltwater Farm had a huge outdoor space that visitors can walk freely in or bring food and enjoy a picnic on their outdoor tables. If we hadn't just eaten we would have absolutely grabbed some sandwiches and plopped down with a glass of wine. What a great place for a date!
Have you visited a vineyard before? What is your favorite type of wine?
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