“The Mad Hatter: “Would you like some wine?”
The Mad Hatter: “We haven’t any and you’re too young.”
― Lewis Carroll,
Last weekend, my dear friend, Jennifer, asked if I would like to join her for the Grape Stomp at Linville Falls Winery. A vision of Lucille Ball stomping grapes was the first thing to enter my head. Of course I would love to go to a wine stomp!
The weather was absolutely perfect for a day at the picturesque winery.
Although I envisioned taking pictures of others stomping grapes, I did not realize I would get the opportunity to stomp on them myself. Taking my camera with me was not the best of plans as it was a bit slippery in there. The camera and I did manage to make it out without incident. Thanks, Jennifer, for the picture!
People of all ages were eager to stomp grapes.
After stomping grapes and getting our t-shirts to prove it, we began to explore the winery.
There was something begging to be photographed at every turn!
Jennifer and I ended up spending much of the afternoon at the winery. It was such a festive atmosphere! It was such an enjoyable way to spend a beautiful day on the last weekend of summer.
As we were getting ready to leave the winery, I had to make one last photograph when I saw the light streaming into this barn.
The Linville Falls Winery opened its doors in 2012. Jack Wisemen, the owner, followed his dreams to create the winery. You can read a bit about his story here.
It was my first visit to Linville Falls Winery, but it won’t be my last. Perhaps you, too, will get a chance to visit this beautiful place.