We spent a long weekend touring some of the vineyards in The Yadkin Valley Wine Country. This week I will share a few snapshots of our trip. On Wednesday, I will share the clothing items I took and the various looks I created from those few pieces.
On Friday we visited the RagApple Lassie vineyard. We tasted a few of their excellent wines, petted the sweetest dog we ever met, bought a book from the author and got a chuckle from the amusing art sculptures on the grounds.
We were pleased to meet Hunter D. Darden. She is the author of several children’s books as well as Tapestry, A poignant, life-changing story widely used by hospices and church libraries and featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
The main reason for our visit to Wine Country, was to attend the annual Mercedes Benz Auto Show held on the grounds of the beautiful Shelton Vineyards.
It was such a pleasure to meet and chat with Ed Shelton. He and his brother Charlie purchased a plot of land in Surry County in 1994. It took a few years to get it ready, and the first plantings went into the ground in 1999. The winery opened a year later. Shelton Vineyards is now the largest family-owned vineyard in the state, and more than 30 wineries have sprouted up around it.
Can you guess which car was Mr. Mickey’s favorite?
There will be more photos tomorrow!