Friday, August 17, 2012

Mini Road Trip

Today my friend Steph and I made a date for lunch.  I work year round (minus Fridays) but for her, the summer is winding down quick - only a couple weeks until school is back in session.  So off we went on this beautiful day 30 minutes south to the town of Spring Valley, MN.  I had heard of this vineyard and winery from a few friends about how nice it was and I had been wanting to check it out.

We arrived and found a table outside to enjoy the day.  First we had a couple glasses of wine - Reisling  for Steph and Frontenac Gris for myself.  Both were clean, crisp and easy on the palate.


Next up lunch - of course we could not decide because everything looked so good so we ended up sharing a chicken pizza with cabernet chipotle BBQ sauce on a thin crust - so good!  Second was a grilled cheese with carmelized onion jam and brie - another great choice.



After eating, finishing our wine and getting burned in the sun :-), we walked around a bit.  It was so peaceful.







Click here if you would like more information about Four Daughters.  It is definitely worth the drive!  Well, a little far if you live in NY :-)  Next up - would love to visit the other winerys that are around the area - any takers out there?  I'll drive!




Well, Steph at least we had 2 lunches this summer!  June and August - next year we'll need to try for 3!  And a Happy Birthday on the 20th! and Happy 29th Anniversary on the same day!  Does Brian just get you one gift :-) ?  Girl, you should have planned better!

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a great winery. My husband is a Minnesotan, from SW MN! Enjoying my visit on your blog.

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  2. My favorite nearby winery is Elmaro (http://www.elmarovineyard.com/) in Trempealeau, WI....about an hour from here (near Winona). How about the 4 of us go!

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  3. Great pictures, Deb! The day was beautiful and the lunch was very tasty. It was a fun afternoon...thank you! Brian does get me more than 1 gift - isn't he great?

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  4. What great photos! Looks like you had a beautiful day. Happy to be a new follower. Enjoying your blog already.

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