|New Kent Winery|
A couple weeks ago my girlfriend and I took a short trip to Williamsburg and made a couple pit stops along the way. Our first stop was at New Kent Winery. I enjoyed it so much (along with Saude Creek Winery) that this past saturday Mark and I took a few of our close friends back with us to enjoy a day of wine tasting and gorgeous views. With weather in high 60s/low 70's it was perfect for sitting on the patio and deck and catching up with our friends.
New Kent winery in particular is known in the area for being a "pretty winery" to visit. Some wineries that you visit are just buildings with little more than good wine to offer. But this one offers a place that is pleasing to the eye as well as the pallet.
|From the parking lot.|
|From inside looking out the back to the patio.|
There is a large front porch that welcomes you in to a large open area for tasting and buying wine. Tastings are $5 each and to add a tour of the facility it's an additonal $3. One the back in another large porch with tables and seats for a picnic or for just relaxing.
|The kids found a seat just their size.|
|Everyone waiting for the next tasting.|
Since I had been once before I already had my favorite picked out. It was nice to hear what others enjoyed and what others would be taking home. I personally loved their Chardonnay and the White Merlot. Yes White Merlot! They have a special press that makes a Merlot that is truly white. And very good! I had gotten these two on my first visit. With Mark there I know we got three more and I think they were totally different than the two I bought. I know he got their Patriot but I didn't see what the two others were. Either way I know they won't go to waste :)
|A quick picture of everyone with their new goodies!|
They are open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. So make some plans, pack a picnic and let me know which wine turns out to be your favorite!