Friday, October 21, 2016

Laurita Winery

The hubs and are are not wine drinkers, we in fact, don't drink any alcohol at all.
But you don't have to love wine to enjoy a visit to 
Laurita Winery
They host many special events year round,
the grounds, the vineyard and the building are out of this world beautiful.
This past weekend, they hosted a car show, vineyard tours in a covered wagon,
and the sand sculpting event I wrote about here.
A half hour ride from home, visiting this past weekend was a must.

We were greeted at the entry door by a lovely lady and gentleman,
ready to answer any questions we had and to tell us about the fun events for the day.

This is the view from up top.

We took the Vineyard Tour first...

This was an awesome guided tour and the woman hosting this did an amazing job.
She shared so many interesting and fun facts about the Vineyard,
one that really stands out...
it took 15 years from start of construction to selling their first bottle of wine.

The vineyards were pretty and well maintained, and of course a little bare this time of year!

This body of water provided much of the water needed to nourish the grapes.

The inside is gorgeous as well, 
with most of the structure and interior built from reclaimed and recycled wood.
The shell itself was built with wood from two 150 year old barns.
If you take the time during your visit, you can clearly see all of that beautiful wood everywhere.
Clearly, this winery is a labor of love.





It was a gorgeous day, with a beautiful blue sky.
And there were antique cars on display, I'll share those with you another day!!

October 16, 2016

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful place and interesting tour. Their patience and labour of love are rewarded. Looking forward to the antique cars.

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  2. What a gorgeous building and surrounding landscape. Wow....that 15 years is a terribly long time to produce any wine.

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  3. Nice tour and what a beautiful place! 15 years! That's quite an investment in time! I love winery tours, and wine tasting, and wine... Have a great weekend!

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  4. it's a beautiful place. so glad they're doing well. wow, a 15 yr investment before any 'fruits of their labor' hit the market.

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  5. An amazing building! I love the old barn wood. Looking forward to seeing the old cars!

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  6. You and hubs visit the most beautiful and funnest places, Debbie.

    These photos are awesome. :)

    xoxo

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  7. The wood and brick are truly beautiful..

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  8. What a beautiful place I love the stone work. 15 years is a long time. Great tour, great shots. Thanks for sharing. HUGS B

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  9. I LOVE visiting vineyards! This one being so huge and lovely reminded me of one we visited with friends in the Virginia mountains several years ago! There is nothing prettier than grapes growing, I don't think, and to go in fall is perfect! Wonderful post!

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  10. It would be a treat just to see this fine place and enjoy the views across the land - oh and I'm always ready for a fun tractor ride!

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  11. What a great place to visit even if you don't drink and on such a lovely day. Looking forward to seeing the antique cars. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  12. A great day at Laurita, enjoying nature, Debbie. Precious photos.
    Good weekend.
    Besos.

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  13. You guys find the most amazing adventures!!! Loved getting to 'tour' with you!

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  14. This is one of my favorite places! I took clients here over the Summer for family portraits. The vineyard looked amazing all lush and green. I need to get back out there soon!!!!

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  15. Howdy Debbie-- glad you stopped by and thank you for the compliment! One of my favorites--- comfortable long skirt and a "gypsy-ish" embroided blouse, comfortable stable walking sandals and a fun sunhat.enjoyef the winery pictures-- looks like a really neat place and id imagine fall would be a great time to visit. Love how they recycled all that old wood!have a great weekend my friend!

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  16. Sounds very interesting. There's lots of wineries here that offer wine tasting, but I've never heard of a vineyard tour!

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  17. What a beautiful way to spend the day, Debbie! Love wineries and this one is a beauty. The building is gorgeous inside and out and the vineyards are so pretty. Interesting that it took 15 years, too, but that makes sense when you consider the ageing process. Thanks for the tour! Hope you have a lovely weekend, my dear. xx Karen

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  18. Another fun adventure for the two of you; amazing! The winery building and grounds looks so lovely. It is very interesting that it took 15 years to bring it all together. I love that you live so close to so many beautiful places and that you share photos of the visits you make. I loved this one and the tractor and Vineyard Tour Trailer is awesome! Blessings and hugs~

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  19. beautful and interesting place to visit. Love the shots with the water in it

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  20. .. how wonderful to have such a great tour and guide...
    I like wineries ... the atmosphere is always so friendly ...
    My hubby and I don't drink alcohol... but we enjoy the scenery of the wine country ...
    ... Barb xxxx

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  21. Gorgeous place! I like the tour wagon! I'm not much of a wine drinker, but it wouldn't stop me from visiting.

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  22. How delightful! I am a wine drinker, hubby not. These are great places to visit!

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  23. Looks a great place, I enjoyed all your photo's and feel as if I've visited ... so thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  24. I sure do love going to these kind of places, but I do drink wine! And Honey Mead is a favorite of mine! It's really a pretty place the ground are just gorgeous there too!

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