Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chaddsford Winery

Last Christmas I gave Mr. B a Gift Box for a winery tour and tasting. We didn't get around to it until just recently because of the wedding, the summer and Spain. We went on Friday to Chaddsford Winery in PA.

The drive up was nice and it only took us about 45 minutes to get there. As soon as we walked in the door we were handed a nice, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio and it was delicious. Our tour guide then showed us around the grounds--where they process the grapes, where the grapes go to make wine and where the wine is bottled. The group tasting area is downstairs and she said that they were having an elderly group later that afternoon. She told us that they get them all drunked up and then make them walk upstairs, which is pretty interesting being that they're old and probably can't go up stairs sober.

After the tour we began the tasting in their tasting room. We started out with the whites, progressed to the reds and finished with the lighter, sweeter dessert wines. Mr. B and I both loved the Cabernet, Holiday Spirit and Apple Cider. The Holiday Spirit and Apple Cider were warming in a crock pot and they were just what we needed on a freezing cold day like Friday. We took home a couple of bottles of our favorites and we got a complimentary bottle of the Pinot and our tasting glasses.

Overall, the experience was pretty enjoyable. PA definitely does not make the best reds, but their whites were very good. Mr. B and I were so trashed after the tasting that we went to lunch at P.F.Chang's and drank some more wine :-P

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