Musing with Max

Musing with Max

July 31, 2011

Vacations for winos

Everybody knows Frank and I love wine...well at least everybody that knows us. If not all one has to do is look at our recycling buckets! So when we decided we needed to get away for a few days because this unemployed business is really bringing us down; we decided that we should hightail it upstate New York to the Finger Lakes wine region.
For several reasons:
1. It takes 4 hours driving to get there (not bad)
2. We can rent a house and Max can come and relax

3. We can rent a house on a lake (Seneca) so Frank can go boating

4. We can rent a house on a lake so we can watch beautiful sunsets
5. We can visit beautiful wineries and do tastings!

Stop number 1 Fox Run Vineyards

for their amazing Rieslings, Lembergers and to die for ports

and the energy in the tasting room...and the cafe for lunch, but more on that later.

Stop number 2 Hosmer Winery

For their blow you away sparkling wine, in addition to the others,

their down to earth niceness and their awesome shopping bags, the real FIND of this trip.

Stop number 3 Sheldrake Point Winery

For being a port in a storm

and the sheer beauty of its location

for its awesome Rieslings

and for making me happy...must be all that wine!

Stop number 4 Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
For being so funky looking
and the lovely tasting girl with her restaurant suggestions in Ithaca and the award winning Riesling
Stop number 5 Standing Stone Winery
The one and only
for its awesome $5.00 17 wine tasting...

for hiring the best tasting people and for their incomparable ice wines

Stop number 6 Atwater Estate Vineyards

for knocking Lamoreaux Landing off as the place where I want to get married

for their amazingly delicious unoaked clear wines, even though all sparkling was sold out

for having this sign at their front door

and unfortunately that had to be the last stop, because, we need to leave more for the next time which will hopefully be soon. Who needs Napa Valley, when you have this around the corner?

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