Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wine Tasting

There is a first time for everything so the saying says, right?  One of the beautiful things about PA is the variety of things to do. We have many different things around us and I have always wanted to experience a winery with my beloved. I purchased tickets through Groupon and did not realize that this "tour" was actually a wine tasting tour that was to take place over two weekends and over 16 different wineries. I thought you picked which ones you wanted to go see and experience their winery. 

The very first location we landed at  on the last day of the tour,(was not far from our home )was not a winery but more like a wine store. We were greeted by whom we believe was the owner of the facility. Remember we have never done this so we go in having no idea what to do or what to expect. He came up and asked for tickets that we were to be provided by any of the 16 places, in which he was out of. When we told him we didn't have tickets but an electronic voucher he got irritated.  We told him we have never done this, instead of informing us of what to expect and what to do, he told us he doesn't have any glasses to give us. ( which is part of the package we were to get two wine glasses)  He then said there is a table up there for two go sit at that table. So we sat down, still confused and unsure, when the waitress came over, it was at that point through her brief description we started to understand. ( but not completely)  After ordering our first spit of wine( and when I say spit I mean they give you 1-2 swallows of wine and the is it) we realized what was expected us. 


When we left there and our experience being so negative my beloved was ready to give up and just go get something to eat. I wanted my wine glasses, so I encouraged him to go on to the next winery. We are so glad we did. This time we landed at a real winery. The people were so friendly and so helpful and we actually got our glasses even though they had run out. The owner dug out more just for us.  

The next place was so small. It was a home, and the family made the back yard a winery. 


My favorite wine here was a pineapple wine that tasted so sweet and good! (should have bought myself a bottle) This place was so crowded and the man complained about people's rudeness but for the most part it was so neat to see this little place.

The last place was huge. It was a winery and brewery. The people were so nice and knowledgable and their customers were just as friendly. The scenery at this one was breathtaking 


Though the day began in a negative way it ended wonderfully with this place. We will do a tour like this again. At least next time we will know what to expect and what to do. 


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