Friday, April 17, 2009

red, red wine, you make me feel so fine

Hooray! I just bought tickets for the Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival! It is the middle of May this year, and we'll be going Sunday night! As we know, I am a big fan of both wine and Mount Vernon. Put them together? Bliss! Mount Vernon does this wine festival twice a year; in the fall and in the spring. We've gone to the last few and it's really just so lovely. The wineries are all local Virginia vineyards and new ones each time, in order to be sure that they all get equal representation and it isn't "elitist." I was so excited to find out that Hortons will be there, which is a winery down near Charlottesville that has about 30 different wines maybe, but around ten fruit wines, including a cranberry wine that is so nice.

The festival though, is so much fun. There is a big tent where the wineries set up, the estate is still open and there is a jazz band playing. People set up blankets and sit on the lawn of the Potomac and drink wine while the sun sets. Oh, and there is the option to buy a cheesebox to go along with your wine. Yes, cheese, crackers, grapes, pepperoni and all sorts of goodies. Love. It's just such a nice evening. Want to see a few pics from the ones we've been to? Of course you do!











These are obviously from two different events, as my hair is straight in one and curly in the other! This year I will have to remember to try to take some pictures of the house too!
If you are in the DC area, get tickets! The lovely Heidi (and Adam, of course!) will be there with us and if you come Sunday night, you can sit on our blanket :)














11 comments:

Megan said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! Wine and picnics...what more could anyone want out of a weekend?

Jackie said...

I think I remember your post about going last year or maybe in the fall. We love wine, maybe we will get tickets.

La Petite Belle said...

awww youre so cute!

Ohmygoshi said...

how fun!! how does one buy tickets?? i tried to go to the website but i couldn't find the page for this event!! :(

Ohmygoshi said...

i retract my previous comment...i found it!

Maris said...

You're so cute! This sounds like so much fun :)

Sommelier0124 said...

OMG that sounds amazing but I will be dress shopping with the family and future MIL that day....
:-(

I so wanna go with you guys!

Wearing Mascara said...

Oooo I'm gonna have to look into this!

Jill said...

This sounds SOOO fun! I wish I could go.

LiLu said...

Ooooo, that sounds fantastical! I'll check into getting tickets :-)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I SO miss doing things like that since I had kids... My parents have always been involved in wine tasting groups and started a chapter of Wine Tasters Guild when they moved to Key West - so I came by my wine love honestly. Although I must fess up that I didn't actually like it until I was in college. As a teenager - I wouldn't touch it. Which is probably just fine (now that I have a 36 year old mother's perspective...)