|Such a cool historic winery in the middle of a neighborhood! Such a cool, personal experience. This pic was taken in the basement - it was like an antique wine shop.|
|Seriously - in their cellar!|
|Learning the way they process wine there - so manual and different from the other, more modern methods.|
|SAME PLACE - he does the wines, she is an artist. We LOVED her work. This was one of her large canvases in the back.|
|Here's a shot from one of the room's in her gallery. The artist is Layla Fanucci - she does the coolest cityscapes!|
|We bought this poster! Plan to frame it JUST like the above - can't wait to have it!|
|Such a cool spot - different from the other wineries and a new experience with great wine!|
|After Charter Oak we headed to Alpha Omega for another wine tasting! Austin's parents are in the wine club there, so we got to attend an event that included a great outdoor lunch - so fun!|
|We ate out here!|
|And me and Austin had our first barrel tasting - thought it was so cool to see the 'wine thief' in action!|
|We tasted the barrel wine in this space - very cool (and cold!)|
|We took this pic outside of Alpha Omega - the area was really beautiful!|
|After Alpha Omega, we headed to Del Dotto - SUCH a neat space. This would be our first cave visit.|
|The decor was kind of insane. I mean really. And to go from the quaint Charter Oak to this place was crazy!|
|Seeing Austin & his mom in the space gives you an idea of how HUGE it is!|
|This was IN the cave. Seriously. We did all barrel tastings in these different alcoves - VERY cool.|
|Family shot at Del Dotto|
|It turned into one big party - they have a disco ball and seriously were blasting Lady Gaga - hilarious.|
|We had a great, hilarious host - such a funny guy.|
|We got to meet Dave Del Dotto - very cool - such a nice guy!|
|I couldn't stop taking pics at Del Dotto - beautiful location.|
|Austin snapped this one of me behind the winery.|
|Austin snagged this picture from our balcony (we were on the ground floor - only 2 stories -NOTHING was over 2 stories!)|
More on Sunday & Monday tomorrow. Just got back in Atlanta (took the red eye back - ugh) and am taking the day to catch up, do laundry, read blogs, etc. I also have a couple of recipes to post and a book review to post - i'll catch up soon. AND I need to announce the winner to the SOYJOY giveaway - busy week!
Q: Do you have a favorite artist? I don't - I usually just find stuff at Ballard's or PB - love the idea of getting posters during trips and framing them to remind us of our visit!
Q: Have you ever gone to a place you enjoyed and gotten to meet the owner? I don't think I have? I'll have to think on this!
Q: What are you up to today? I'm taking a nap. In like 5 minutes! Then reading - looking forward to a relaxing day!