Today started off by heading to Virginia wine country at 9am with our parents. We drove to the Leesburg area and hit Tarara Winery first. We did a tasting there and then had a picnic lunch on their deck while enjoying the entertainment they had for the day. Brian and I went to this winery once before, years ago, so we knew it would be a good place to start.
After that, we drove around for a bit and ended up at Village Winery in Waterford. This winery was new to me. Heck, it wasn’t even on the winery map I had for the area. Unfortunately, it was also the least favorite winery of the day.
Next up was a new one that looked pretty good, Hillsborough Winery. The wine here was good. But, the only thing I didn’t like about it was that most (or was it all?) of their wines were blends and I generally stay away from blends for some reason.
And as if that wasn’t enough for the day, we were invited to a tequila party (in honor of Cinco de Mayo) at my former manager’s house. His parties are not one to miss, so I wasn’t about to miss this one even if we were going to be late for it. After we got home and got things settled, Brian made a layered dip to take to the party (the food theme was Mexican, of course) while I got cleaned up and ready to go. I had such a good time at the party that my face hurts from smiling/laughing so much (those particular face muscles don’t normally get such a workout). I was tired from the day’s trip so I hadn’t planned on staying at the party long, but I was having such a good time, so we didn’t get home until after 11:00. I think the dogs might hate us, but what can you do?
It was a good day.