It is a 90 minute drive south and then east to the area of Elgin with large grassy plains and mountains in the distance.
We knew we were close when we reached this copper sign of three women stomping on grapes.
It being a Saturday and it being a day the Buckeyes play, I wore an OSU shirt as it being a warm day in the upper 70's permitted such attire. The wine scene is kind of laid back but among the 6 wineries we visited we were dressed appropriately. My wife was the designated driver as Olivia and I were the designated drinkers. Actually, I drank little and drove the entire route, honest.
Our final stop at a winery name I forget but check out that background of roughly 1500 corks as Olivia poses with the manager. Almost without exception, the wine was in the $28-$40 range and too expensive for the taste. However, most of the wineries had a great deal on the tastings, around $10 for 5 wines with a logoed glass I could keep. I added a few glasses to the AZ collection. At this winery, we bought this neat wall hanging, a mini wine barrel shaped out of wire and into it you can deposit around 100 corks. I hung it right away and have begun the arduous task of filling it. Well, our daughter hopped on a plane Sunday and is now back in the land of milk and honey, Ohio.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.