Went and did some wine tasting yesterday down in Cape May with my sister-in-law Traci. The second place we stopped at was Willow Creek Winery.
As soon as you enter the property you are right in-front of this massive plantation styled house that is the home of the owner. It is very grand and impressive. My first though was that it looked like something from Louisiana.
As we traveled back to the wine tasting building we passed a chicken coup. This is the Taj Mahal of chicken coups.
After the chicken coups there is some marshy land on both sides of the road that really make me think of Louisiana swamp land. During the spring/summer when everything is green and lush I think this adds more character to the property.
Now we are getting really close to the Tasting Room.
When we arrived at the Tasting Room the General Manager, Kevin Celli, greeted us. Kevin was great in my opinion this is the type of person that you want to manage your facility. He made us feel very welcomed and explained things about the vineyard just made us feel comfortable. His hospitality is mirrored in all of the staff that we had the pleasure of meeting.
When inside of the Tasting Room you will see just how impressive it is with the large but not over powering chandeliers hanging from the wood clad ceilings. This was a perfect room for any event. There are several seating areas setup to relax and enjoy a great glass of wine and good conversation.
Although not pictured there is an enormous fireplace that creates a mood all on its own.
The young man who assisted Traci and I with our wine tasting selection was excellent. He offered great choice and even recommend things that could be paired with each wine. Unfortunately due to some great wine sampling I do not remember his name.
I am planning another trip to Willow Creek Winery.
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Today I had the pleasure of going to Laurita Winery, to sample some wine and eat some food from the numerous food trucks that they had for the visitors today.
There was food, wine, music, walks, old buildings and a wood-carver to mention just some of the things that we could enjoy.
The wood-carver used a couple of saws to carve up logs. This was fun to watch and it took him about 45 minutes to make a carving….a frog.
Unfortunately we did not get to see the finished product since we were also treated to spiders.
When I told my sister-in-law that spiders were also watching the show it was time to go so we did not get to see the finished product.
The Winery has approximately 47 acres of land. From our tour guide we learned several things…..
1. All wine is created from start to finish on this property.
2. You can not buy any of the wines that are produced at Laurita Winery in any liquor store.
3. By using solar energy and a man-made pond the winery is totally self-sufficient.
4. Bats live in one of the old buildings and they take care of the majority of the insects that could damage the grapes.