Sunset, Wine & Music… oh and a little rain!
We hosted our second Sunset evening this past Saturday night. The first one was a few weeks back and the weather was overcast. This one the weather was overcast again but for the most part a really nice day!
During the day the Vineyard was packed. Ken Wenzel spent the day with us serenading our guests while Chef Rick fired up the BBQ to feed them all. While we did not get a sunset that evening since the rain came roaring down and I mean roaring… we did have a rockin’ evening full of sing-a-longs and laughter!
Since the extended evening was such a success we are adding several more to the Summer Season… hopefully we will get an actual sunset one night!
The end of the evening came and as I drove home from a long day, I realized once again why I love being a part of the Vineyard. Forgive me for repeating myself but… “I love that Wine becomes a connection to food, music and most importantly friends… old & new”. This weekend it proved to be true once again but this time it was personal. I watched it happen to our families and if you knew our families you would know that wine truly is magic…
See it all started when my brother’s Father-in-law decided he would like to come to the Vineyard to hear Ken play. My parents and my brother, his wife and son Jack jumped on board and planned to join him. When Bree heard that everyone was coming up, she decided to leave the confines of her house (Bree is still recovering from major back surgery)and come to the Vineyard with her Mom & Dad and son baby Cameron!
The party kept growing… Chef Ricks parents joined in as well as Ken’s mom who was visiting from Illinois. So there was everyone… drinking wine, eating, laughing and enjoying some great music all together like they had been friends for years.
So why was that so great to me? Especially when Cameron and I were slaving away inside the tasting room. Well, this time instead of watching strangers find new friends I got to see all our families the people I care about most find joy and laughter in each other. My family, Bree’s family, Ken’s family and Ricks all join together by the magic of wine.