One of the my requested activities while up in New York was a tour and tasting at Millbrook Winery.
Two things I loved: 1) They provided pencils and a spot to take notes below the description of each wine so you could document your thoughts as you went along. 2) They included suggested food pairings for each wine we tasted (something I know nothing about but would be interested to learn).
We then had a half hour to kill until the tour started so Z and I got a glass of wine to share and browsed the gift shop.
Wow. I wouldn’t want to mess with the lady who wears THAT shirt…
We then ventured upstairs to their loft/event space/art gallery/balcony.
Then it was tour time. We were joined by a whole tour bus full of wine enthusiasts from none other than Eastern Shore, MD. Go figure! In the vineyard we learned that at Millbrook they strategically split the vines in two (hence the v-shape) in order to encourage air flow between the grapes and prevent molding and other problems.
From there we went into the production rooms and learned more about the science behind wine making. Very interesting and informative.
Overall it was a fun afternoon. My quest for a red wine I actually enjoy must continue though….