It was an unusually warm day - at least 10 degrees higher than normal which meant the weather was great for vineyard hopping but at times everyone wished they hadn't packed away their summer clothes yet.'
We started at a local orchard that is starting to produce some wines and also a variety of hard cider. This was the first time I ever tasted hard cider. I don't know why I didn't think I'd like it but I did. The bubbles are a lot like champagne. The bridesmaids in Em's wedding provided us with lots of snacks so that none of us were tasting on an empty stomach. It was so beautiful sitting there that we ended up staying for a couple hours! What was really nice was that they brought the tasting outside to us. Before I get started showing you photos, you should know that except for the two photos of Em, these were not taken by me but by a very artistic friend of Em's. Her eye was amazing and I was thrilled at how she caught the spirit and fun of our day. Warning: this is photo heavy because I couldn't decide what photos to show, so many of her shots were so good.