Monday, May 12
"Just In" time....
Rex and I just shared a magical day/evening at the beautiful Justin Vineyards, Winery and Inn. The occasion: our 6 year anniversary coupled with my first mothers day. We jumped on the opportunity to have our first night away when Grandma Riri offered to babysit. Then we hit the winding roads in our neighboring town surrounded by the products of spring; gorgeous vineyards, 6 foot high mustard, blooming wild flowers and huge oak trees. We first laid eyes on this beautiful winery when we were looking for a place to host our wedding. We have not been back since. Not sure why.
Our first order of business was a tour of the caves and barrel tasting.
The smell of the caves, the smell of the fermenting wine makes me feel happy . Reminds me of sonoma and napa valleys where i grew up. The whole valley would smell like that during harvest and, although not pleasant to most people, it feels like home to me.
We then checked into our room with a stunning view of the vineyards and garden. You have to see it to appreciate the beauty.the room came equipped with a HUGE whirlpool tub which is exactly what the doctor ordered. bubble bath too!
We then headed to the pool for some R & R. Caught up on my magazines cottage living and real simple while basking in the sun. Felt like i was in the middle of Tuscany or Provence.
Then we cleaned up and headed to Dinner in Deborah's Room (the restaurant at the Inn, not actually a woman Deborah who invited us over for dinner..haha). Dinner was unbelievable from start to finish. Melt in your mouth meal paired with delicious wine and three choices of butter from all over the world. still salivating.
The next morning we sat out on the balcony and sipped on a wonderful cup of coffee and enjoyed the vineyard operations going on around us. We walked around the miles of property that surround the Inn and inspired ourselves for the day to come.
I can't recommend this get-a-way enough for anyone who just needs to relax or a couple who needs to reconnect. Truly a great time and so close to our own home.
The time with my husband was so special to me. Thanks grandma riri for all your help.