|interesting (to us at least) picture in the lodge|
Our destination was, once again, on the Applegate Wine Trail and came highly recommended by Ginny, our new friend from the visitor's center. Seems her granddaughter married one of the young Schmidt's from the Schmidt Family Vineyards and she felt that their winery was one of the best in the area. Good enough for us!
As it turns out, she was right. The tasting room was situated in a stunning timberframe lodge surrounded by acres of grass, flowers, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, immaculate chicken coop and an aviary filled with mourning doves.
he found suitably fragrant roses at last
|sun ripened apricots|
Since it was such a lovely day we decided to sit outside on their large and breezy patio for our tasting. We paired it with a woodfired calzone and pizza. We spent the afternoon eating and drinking and talking - a perfect way to spend the day I think.
|our three whites and three reds were presented in glass test tubes!|
|all gone :(|
Not only were the grounds lush and beautiful, but we both agreed that these wines were the best we'd tasted so far. We made a tasty purchase and drove home by way of the small, historic town of Jacksonville.
One tiny mint chip kiddie cone may have been consumed.