Valley Vineyards Estate Wines, was a lovely surprise. We traveled a fair distanced off highway I 75 to find the Winery. We were glad we did.
Joe who was a tall, very pleasant gentleman greeted us very warmly. Joe took great pride in his family owned business. As Joe poured us samplings of at least 8 different wines to taste OOO LA LA (grinz), he regaled us with the history of each grape and type of wine we were tasting.
Joe also gave us an interesting look into the back ground of his family who established this Valley Vineyards Estate Wines back in 1970.
He was very open to any questions that we had, and offered his opinion and different wines that they had available from a very long list. We would have been under the table if we had tried to sample them all in one night lol.
We did choose 4 white wines to bring home with us. One was a champagne that Joy simply adored.
After our many samplings, Bill asked if we might see the cellars. Joe was very happy to take us on a quick tour of the cellars himself. So off we went.
We were even encouraged to take as many pictures as we wanted. Valley Vineyards was also a brewery and produced a mead wine.
Interior of Valley Vineyards Estate Winery
The interior was delightfully decorated. Very warm and cozy. There were a few items for sale for any wine loving collectors, as well as the wine to purchase. In a separate room, was an open area where you could sit and enjoy your glass of wine with friends.
Weekends, Valley Vineyards offered special meals served with wine of course. :). We were only sorry, we would not be around on the weekend to enjoy a meal at this location.
As a member of Harvest Hosts, we are permitted to park over night for free. In this case we were asked to park on the left of the building on the gravel beside the paved parking lot.
Below are just a few pictures that we took on our tour and outside of the lovely store.