wine, wine, wine and more wine
Pictures usually come first on my blog, but today I felt the need to write about the images below before you look. :) Now, that doesn’t mean you won’t find a bit more blogging down below, so don’t worry (’cause I know you are).
During our winery visits i noticed what beautiful images appear when the light shines through the wine in the glass onto the table (I have more iphone images of that, I will post later, these came from my Nikon D300 with a micro 100 lens), and then my husband pointed out the reflection in the actual wine itself. It is interesting to me that depending on the angle I take the photo, the image may be upside down or not. I had a lot of fun taking these pictures.
I love the way the image is distorted
Chardonnay (which was great by the way, and I am not a Chardonnay drinker at all)
The way the light is refracted onto the table is so cool ;)
More Champagne or Champagna as Christopher Walken would say ;)
And more blogging as promised :)
My husband and I began our journey on the west side of Austin and visited #’s 10, 22, 21, 13, 23 and 20 (according to the map below) in two days (one on Friday and the other 5 on Saturday). Of these six, one is our favorite (we actually go there several times a year), we purchased wine at three (four if you count our favorite), one was very new with good whites, and one…well, honestly I don’t have much to say about it.
Flat Creek Estate (#10): Our favorite winery, great atmosphere, they have a bistro, cheese plates, great wine Purchased: Malbec ( Super Texan is anther red and it is one of our favorites) http://www.flatcreekestate.com/
Stonehouse Vineyard (#22): beautiful setting on the lake. We purchased: Angela’s Wish (60% cab & 40 % shiraz) http://www.stonehousevineyard.com/
Spicewood Vineyards (#21) : great laid back atmosphere, very relaxing. Purchased their chardonnay. http://www.spicewoodvineyards.com/
Texas Hills Vineyard (#23) : The tasting room was very busy, so it took a bit of time there- the girl who was helping us was also helping 3 other people- not the way I would run things. Personally I am not big fan of walking into a tasting room that looks like a gift shop, and unfortunately this one did. However, we did purchase a Syrah 2007. http://www.texashillsvineyard.com/
Solaro Estate (#20) : The vineyards have been there for years, but the tasting room opened about 7 months ago (very cool architecture- large windows, lots of thick chunky wood) We arrived just around the time they were closing, we missed the band that had a been playing all day. There was also bratwurst and kraut being sold by an outside vendor, and it was very tasty. We did not purchase any wines here, we felt we had enough for one day- but will definitely return! http://www.solaroestate.com/
In the past we have also visited several of the vineyard to the north of Marble Falls, but the ones we would return to are Flat Creek, Stonehouse, Spicwood and Solaro.