Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Four out of Five Isn’t Bad

A recent article listed five outstanding wine regions outside of Napa Valley.  Dan and I have visited four of the five.  Obviously, we think wine trails are fun.

Hermann Wine Trail – I have lost track how many times we have visited this region.  This might be my favorite picture of a spring visit several years ago.

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Shawnee Wine Trail – We’ve visited this southern Illinois region several times.  We  enjoy their fruit wine. And, it is especially beautiful in the fall. They may have improved the signage in recent years, but early on this is why it was difficult to find the actual wineries.

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Finger Lakes region of New York – This was a beautiful area, but we visited at a time when we were up against a deadline of a birthday celebration in southern Indiana and getting back to work.  So, we did not do it justice.  We stopped at one winery.  This is the only picture I took.  There is a glimpse of one of the finger lakes in the background.

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Texas Hill Country – Loved this area in the spring when the Blue Bonnets were blooming.  Would go back in a minute.  We were there looking at the flowers and only visited one winery.  There is a wine trail that looks interesting.  I think we need to get a group and sign up next spring!  Want to come?

 

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Another notable wine trail would be Colorado’s Grand Junction area.  I don’t know if there are enough for a “trail,” but we enjoyed our visit to a winery in Nebraska.  And, what about our trail right here in Kansas?  We think the wine is good and it’s close enough to visit in an evening.

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