Wine Me, Dine Me

Dinner was fantastic!


The tour was a bit disappointing (literally, 5 minutes long and we saw one room with the barrels – I was thinking the tour would at least be 30 minutes?), but we had fun at the tasting!

We got to try 10 of their wines, and we loved almost all of them. The tasting room was pretty busy when we were in there, and there wasn’t much room to move around so no pictures.

But dinner was delicious.


The temperature was perfect, but it was really hazy (like it always is in this area, hence the “blue ridge”).






I loved the entrance to the restaurant! Like entering the Secret Garden.


We had a starter of some quick-pickled veggies with cucumber, yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes, and green beans. The beans were the best! Still crispy, and I loved the pickling spices on them. I guess they were like a fast version of dilly beans?


I had a glass of their Angel Chardonnay with my meal – the perfect match with my Caesar salad and Chicken Saltimbocca.






Nick had their house salad and a bbq spiced ribeye with some mashed potatoes that tasted like macaroni and cheese!

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Sadly, I didn’t get pictures of our dessert (it was dark by that time), but they were delicious! We split a flourless chocolate torte (super rich) and wild strawberry gelato with a pecan praline crunch and mint oil.



It was a great way to celebrate 6 years of marriage and the start of year #7.


We’ve got a cookout tonight with some friends, so I’ve got laundry going, beans cooking on the stove, and I still have to make my
strawberry rhubarb crumble
to take with us.

Should be fun!

24 Responses to “Wine Me, Dine Me”

  1. #
    actorsdiet — May 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    happy anniversary! dinner looks amazing and dessert sounds like it was as well.

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    janetha — May 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    awe how romantic! cute dress :)

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner — May 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Your pictures are so gorgeous, looks like a great night :-)

  4. #
    Andrea@WellnessNotes — May 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    What a nice way to celebrate! :)

  5. #
    Michelle — May 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Happy anniversary! I agree the entrance to the restaurant is so beautiful.

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    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries — May 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! My mom and I are drinking a bottle of Chateau Morrissette wine right now!! Her and my dad visited awhile back. It’s a blackberry wine and it is wonnderful! Happy anniversary :)

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    Clarice — May 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    It looks like you guys had a great anniversary. Congratulations on six years.

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    therabbitrunner — May 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    aww im glad you and the husband had a great anniversary!! That is kind of disappointing that the tour only lasted a few minutes, but the chicken & salad sounds like it made it worth it.

  9. #
    a — May 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Happy Anniversary guys.
    Dinner sounds and looks like it was fantastic.

  10. #
    Shannon — May 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    happy anniversary :) glad you had a fabulous dinner!

  11. #
    allijag — May 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Happy Anniversary my dear :)

  12. #
    bitesandbliss — May 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like an incredible way to end another year together. :)

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    runnerforever — May 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Aw, happy anniversary. Sounds like quite a lovely celebration!

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    learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood — May 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! I hope that the meal made up for the lack of win tour. I also hope that you have a GREAT Memorial Day tomorrow!! :)

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    Jenn (eating bender) — May 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    So awesome, Brandi! Happy anniversary to you two :) What a lovely way to celebrate six years. Here’s to many, many more! Everything looks delicious! Gorgeous photography, m’dear.

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    clairedille — May 31, 2010 at 3:00 am

    happy anniversary to you and the hubs!! Love the secret garden reference…

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    CaSaundra — May 31, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Wow! That restaurant looks beautiful. And the food looks so gourmet–yum :-) Glad you both enjoyed your time!

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    Brittany — May 31, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Happy Anniversary Brandi! The winery is beautiful.

    Did you find a favorite wine?

  19. #
    Meghan@traveleatlove — May 31, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Beautiful photos! And you look so pretty! Congrats on your anniversary, and wishes for decades of happiness more!

  20. #
    Kelsey — May 31, 2010 at 10:03 am

    a girl who loves to be wined and dined <3 hehe


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    missyrayn — May 31, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed your celebration. And I love ring pictures so it was a great way to end the post.

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — June 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    That looks so beautiful! I’m slow on catching up on blog posts but wanted to wish you two a happy anniversary! 6 years! Wow! :)

    Your dress is super cute!

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    Lara — June 3, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Happy Anniversary! Oh so envious…we received a bottle of Our Dog Blue wine as a gift from VA friends awhile back and can’t find it here in CO…looking forward to stocking up when we move back east. :) Congrats again!


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