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!


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

  2. awe how romantic! cute dress :)

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

  4. What a nice way to celebrate! :)

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

  6. 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 :)

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

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

  10. happy anniversary :) glad you had a fabulous dinner!

  11. Happy Anniversary my dear :)

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

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

  14. 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!! :)

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. Happy Anniversary Brandi! The winery is beautiful.

    Did you find a favorite wine?

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

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


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

  22. 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!

  23. 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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