NC Wineries – Shadow Springs

Our third stop was Shadow Springs. At the time I did not know where I was, but now I can confidently say that I was in the Yadkin Valley area where many wineries of NC can be found. During the visit I just assumed we were in the mountains due to the terrain.

This winery was a decently sized one with delicious wine to boot, including wine made soley from strawberries labeled “Strawberry Shortcake.” And that is exactly what it tasted like.

It was a beautiful winery filled with details. I loved the front door (bless Eric’s heart for taking a picture for me) and the fireplace located inside.

They even had a gazebo outside where I’m sure many weddings have taken place.

The vineyard was a good size allowing them a large variety of wines.

I just loved the look and feel of this winery and the service was excellent. Everyone was so friendly and nice.

We even made a new friend! I adore that they have a dog that walks around greeting everyone. That is the way to my heart.

We tried several wines, each was very good and worth purchasing. But by this time we had to start paying attention to how much wine we were buying since we had so much already.

Our favorites included:

1.) Crimson Sunset

2.) Shortcake

3.) Meritage

But again, I would purchase majority of their wines. Very tasty. Hats off to another great winery in North Carolina.

 

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Wedding Planning at the Vineyards

Sorry it has taken me so long to add a post. Life is getting the best of me at the moment. So much to do!

I had originally planned to share a Strawberry Cupcake recipe with you guys but… it didn’t turn out as great as I had hoped. It tasted good, but the icing was a mess and ended up being more of a drizzle consistency instead of whipped. I’ll will attempt them again and hope to share a good recipe with you soon.

Eric and I visited Childress Winery this past weekend. This will be the place of our wedding for those of you who don’t already know. I had forgotten how truly gorgeous the whole place is. I cannot wait to share it with all of my friends and family.

Eric and I visited with the Caterer and Chef regarding the menu for our wedding. We got to sample and let me just tell you, it’s going to be delicious. I cannot find one thing that I don’t love about Childress.

After our meeting Eric and I decided to stick around for the live music for a while. During the summer months Childress has live music under the gazebo from 1 PM to 3 Pm for visitors to enjoy. Eric and I bought a bottle of wine from the bar (I originally wanted a wine slushie, but this bottle of wine turned out amazing). We decided on the Cabernet Franc.

Description: “This medium bodied red starts off jammy, with black cherry and clove notes before settling down and developing some interesting chocolate and coffee aromas. It is filled with young berry flavors and the finish isearthy yet elegant.” Aka AMAZING.

We had a wonderful time. I cannot wait to visit this place years from now after we are married. It will be our own special place. 🙂

More pictures for your personal enjoyment, including some of Eric and his “sexy” poses. 😉

P.S. All of these pictures (minus the ones that I am in) were taken on Manual Setting and no touch ups. I’m pretty freaking proud of myself. Haha

Man Cave will be coming soon….. You WONT want to miss that. It’s a guarantee. 😉