Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Grapes & Whiskey

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you know I like wine. Living in San Antonio has brought the love of vineyards out of me. They are only an hour drive from us, so we visit them frequently. After a July harvest, almost all the wineries offer public Grape Stomps. We were able to attend the annual Grape Stomp at Becker's Vineyard.

I wanted to get there early because I knew it would be busy. I was the first person to stomp on my bucket of grapes. It felt so funny! Can you imagine doing this constantly to make wine like they did back in the day? Crazy! I didn't stomp very long because a line was already forming! The husband was too scared to stomp!

I was worried about my feet being stained purple. Don't worry, you have to stomp the grapes for  solid 8 hours before your feet stain!

People were putting their footprints on back of shirts to remember the day. One lady even did her infant's son feet on the shirt!

Becker's Vineyard opened their Bistro for the first time that day. The menu looked delicious. They said the Bistro would be open on event days. The building in which it was located was beautiful. You can have your wedding or special event in that building. I wish I had something special to host in there!

On our way home Rob wanted to stop at a distillery that is located close to home. Rebecca Creek Distillery is a local spirited distillery that produces whiskey, vodka, and peach vodka. They offer samples of all three and then can make any mixed drink for you. They also give a tour. It was neat to learn about distilling since we do many brewery and wine tours.

Rebecca Creek Distillery had a beautiful cooper pot still custom made for them. They use a lot of local materials to make their spirits unique. It was a nice, relaxing stop on our mini road trip.

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