I’d never been to Erwinna so I recruited one of my girlfriends to come along and enjoy some wine. We set out on a slightly raining afternoon that turned into a gorgeously sunny afternoon. We had an absolutely fabulous time.
Now as a rule I do not like wine. On more than one occasion I have had to concentrate super hard on not grimacing at the taste of wine when drinking in public. This is the main reason I was hype about the tasting. What better way to find some that I might actually like? Well I lucked out, or I should say Sand Castle lucked out because I liked 4 of the 12 wines we tasted and I purchased all four.
My favorite of the four was the one that I’d had with my lunch. Since I do not know much about wine I asked the wine steward, the sommelier, to give me the sweetest thing they had. He poured me a glass of the “mangria” they’d made with Claret. It was so good. To make the “mangria” (so named because it is so easy a man could make it) you pour the Claret over sliced oranges. They don’t even have to be peeled, just wash and remove the little sticker. I purchased 2 bottles of the Claret one for me and one for a co-worker/friend.
My 2nd favorite wine was the Alpine Spice. When this wine was described to me I did not think I’d like it. It is filled with autumn spices. You can smell this wine in the Castle. It reminds you of pumpkin or apple pie. I did not think I’d like it because I’m not a big spice fan. Boy was I wrong. This wine was really good too. The big plus with this wine is you can serve it chilled or warm. The sommelier said that the Alpine Spice wine is also really great over vanilla ice cream. I can’t wait to try this.
We had such a good time at the winery. We were able to walk around the winery a bit and even checked out an artist who’s work was on display in one of the rooms up stairs. I loved the work but it was out of my price range. All of the people who worked there were so friendly. I thought wow, this is what it’s like to work where everyone likes there job. Then I though oh maybe this is what it’s like to work where everyone is drinking wine while they work LOL.