Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times

Sunday afternoon, Tim and I and some of our friends decided to check out some of the newer wineries in Nebraska. In case you want to do your own tour, check out www.nebraskawines.com...
<~Tim, Rachel, Shelley, Bunny, Al, Fred~>
Anyway - we started out at the WunderRosa Winery in Roca. Loved it. Special thanks to Linda the owner for taking the group shot and for being such a lovely hostess! The wine was wonderful, and I highly recommend going there.
The next planned stop was at Glacial Till, but evidently I didn't read the fine print - you have to have reservations... cool sign though....
Then on to Deer Springs Winery East of Lincoln - lots of history in the building, and the wine was wonderful. They have a Firefly Festival in June to celebrate their Award Winning Firefly Wine and all the lightning bugs - sounds magically delicious!

....mmmm....everyone chose their favorite and we went outside to the picnic area with a basket of bread, cheeses, sausage and chocolates. It just doesn't get any better than that.

After 10 tastings, it's just hard to say what Fred was doing with this tree...
It was great fun! We have to do it again! There are some nice wineries here in Nebraska. Really.

4 comments:

KathyS said...

Rach,
Bring that same group out my way. We can do 8 wineries within 15 miles of my house, then come to my place with our favorites. We have a better view from our deck than any of the wineries around! Seriously, I'll come check some out with you there in NE. I may be in Lincoln with Wallace mid-October. I'll let you know if I end up being along on that trip.

Kath

Two Dog Pond said...

Yahoo! Field Trip to Missouri!!! That would be so much fun, Kathy! Come on out here with Wallace too - I'll be around...

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

Oh, this is just GREAT. Now there are wineries in Missouri, too? I can't stand it!!!!!

KathyS said...

Before Prohibition, Missouri produced the second largest amount of wine. We're coming back! We have 60+ wineries and claim to the best growing conditions for a native US grape--Norton (aka Cynthiana). Very good, deep red, rich wine. But then, I'm a bit biased. Come out and try it sometime! Yes, I belong to a frequent-buyer club...