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Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Great Groupon Get-away Kidnapping (Pt 1)

Last week I had a couple Groupons that needed to be used by the end of the month.  So reservations were made and I informed Himself that we were busy Wednesday and Thursday. 

With much curiosity on his part, we departed home in the morning and made our way south down the Natchez Trace.  All computers were left home!  

After a couple hours we arrived at our destination for the day; Natchez Hill Vineyard and B&B.

The package I had was for a box lunch then a tour of the vineyard and wine production area.  With temperatures in the mid 20s, we opted out of the walk among the vines. 

Instead we had our lunch in a cottage used mainly for weddings (the site is also an event venue).  

A bit later the owner Jim came over and we talked about the winery in the warmth of the cozy cottage.

Next was a walk across the parking lot to the tasting room and production building.

It was very interesting to see the workings of a small artesian vineyard doing things the old fashioned way.  

Once we asked every question we could think of, we moved into the tasting room. 

Owners Jim and Karen have based their wines on the drier wines of Europe and produce 2 blushes, 2 merlots and a Riesling.  But before you think ‘only five?’ remember quality is better than quantity. 

After the tour we headed over to the B&B a few miles from the winery.  It’s located near their house.  There are 3 options to choose from:  a room in the main house, a cottage or a wee log cabin.  They are an easy stroll away from the house.  

I picked out the cottage for our stay.  (Forgot to get a photo from the outside so I’ve taken this one from their Facebook page.)

Isn’t it cute?!  The bed was so comfortable I pulled up the sheet to see who made it.  Sterns and Foster will be at the top of my list when we get a new mattress! 

No computers and no television.  We spent our evening talking about our plans for the future.  

Next morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast and a lovely visit with Karen. 

All too soon it was time to start on the day’s adventures I had planned up…

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy reading about your adventures!!!


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