This past weekend I headed out to Davesté Vineyards, a little vineyard (4 acres) in Troutman, NC, to meet up with some friends and it was a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
It’s owned by a couple, Dave and Ester (hence, Davesté get it?), who have been married more than 40 years. They built the tasting room just a few years ago and it was really quaint. I could easily picture myself spending a whole afternoon rocking on that porch with a bottle of wine and a good friend.
Or on a hot day, spending some time in the shade with a group of friends having a picnic at one of their many tables.
But this Saturday, we headed inside for a tasting. It was pretty overcast and chilly when we arrived, which was a bummer considering the outdoor music event Davesté had planned. But, we still had plenty of good activities inside – wine tasting! We tasted 3 whites and 3 reds and settled on a bottle of Chardonnay to share.
We chatted away and got through about 1/2 our bottle when we noticed the sun had come out. So we quickly made our way to their patio and continued the conversation with the sound of a small waterfall behind us.
I have loved getting to know these ladies better. We met through blogging a couple years ago and have stayed in touch. [Our last outing was at a wine festival – we love catching up over wine. 😉 ] Michelle and Lori have so much passion and knowledge about food and fitness and have been pretty instrumental in a lot of the things I’ve tried in my health journey. On top of that, they are just so nice and fun. I’m lucky to have them as friends!
I had packed some paleo blueberry muffins and some tangerines, so we munched on those while enjoying a bit of sunshine and lots of girl talk. (I stole that phrase from their post about our outing – it’s a perfect description of our convo. Sooo many great topics! :D)
It was a perfect day. Can’t wait until next time ladies! <3
You can read their blog post and see more pictures from our day here.