Monday, October 11, 2010

Winos

This past Saturday was my sister-in-law Michelle's birthday. In honor of her special day her boyfriend Joe (whom we love) rented a stretch Hummer limo to take us and a group of her friends to two wineries in Purcellville, VA.

The weather was absolutely perfect and all of Michelle's friends who I had never met were all very nice and quite amusing. I'll tell ya those 40-somethings sure know how to drink. We loaded up the limo with beer and wine to get us warmed up on the way to the wineries.

It's like Prom!


Traveling in style
The first stop was at Notaviva Vineyard which is a cute little winery. The owners live in the main house where the tastings take place. Apparently they filmed their house/tasting room being built for the DIY network and HGTV. The owner did the tasting for us and it was great. I bought one of the bottles of white which ended up getting drank in the limo before the end of the day.
Brother and Sister




After we left Notaviva we hopped back in the limo and drove for 15 minutes to our next stop which was Doukenie Winery . We were able to do our tasting out back on the covered deck. By this point we were a bit more rowdy and loud so I think the lady giving us the tasting was a tad annoyed. Oh well. After the tasting we hung out on the side deck and had some more wine and cheese. Michelle's boyfriend was sweet enough to buy Kristian and I another bottle of white at this spot. Though I don't think we'll be drinking it anytime soon. The thought of wine right now makes me nauseous.





The birthday girl and her boyfriend.


We discovered that Kristian and his sister have identical fingers. Michelle was upset saying that she has "man-hands"

After we left Doukenie we got back in the limo, turned on the lights, put on some jams and partied all the way back to Michelle's house. She kept sticking her head out the sunroof and waving to passersby. Good to know you never get too old to find that amusing.

The night was even more fun when on the way back home Kristian puked in my car. Yep he puked IN. MY. CAR. Fortunately we had an empty plastic bag for him to use though we discovered when we arrived home he didn't quite make it all in the bag. Gross. I made him clean it up. The best part was when he peed in the parking lot for all the neighbors to see (fortunately it was dark out by this point but I think the ladies next door still got a nice show). He then went inside and proceeded to pass the eff out. It was 8pm. Good times. He doesn't remember the puking or the peeing. I remember though since my car still stinks. *sigh*

Needless to say we had a great time and I highly recommend both of the wineries if you are in the VA area.

19 comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

Sorry to hear about the car, but thanks for the suggestions. I've never been to either of those wineries, and they sound like fun.

EmilyB said...

HA! That's awesome. Well, I'm sure "awesome" wouldn't be your exact choice of words lol. I looove wine and went to the VA Wine Festival a few weeks ago. Yowza. I think a mini-winery tour is a better choice for me. I'll definitely keep these in mind!

Beth said...

sounds like such a fun weekend!

~KS said...

Ummmm.... your wino prom looks fabulous!!! And could you and the hubs being any more adorable?!?!

Had I not drinken myself into a death like state this weekend, I would so be jealous of your access to copious amounts of wine this weekend. However, the thought of alcohol right now makes me want to die a bit. I'm sure I will get over that soon.

Salt said...

Aside from the car vom, it sounds like an awesome time! I've always wanted to go on a winery tour. :)

d.a.r. said...

That looks like such an awesome time!!

every little kiss said...

Oooh I love wine and wineries. Looks like you guys had so much fun (aside from the end haha). Also, everytime we hit up the wineries (we live about an hour from approx. 15 of them) I'm in bed at like 8pm too. It's awesome.

Annie said...

looks like so much fun!!! bummer about the car though!
have a great day hun!! :)

Teenage Bride said...

Hahaha the lot of you are hilarious!!

Sounds like a great time! Way to party

bananas. said...

rowdy, family, fun, drinking wine and disco dancing in a limo, ending in a car ride puke session and parking lot urination...yup! sounds like a perfect day of wine tasting. hahaha! sounds like a blast! (except for the last part...)

Mrs. Lopez said...

I'm so jealous! That sounds amazing!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Fun!! My family own a wine distribution so I'm always taste testing new wines....but it's not as fun as actually going to the wineries! Our warehouse doesn't have quite the same ambience!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time! Nice pictures!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Just read about the puking and peeing.. lol sorry that happened! Yikes! :)

carrie1 said...

I'll have to check those out for when Chris gets home.

Hope you get the smell out soon. I know how it feels always being the DD I had TWO of my girlfriends throw up in my car at the same time as I was trying to pull over on the highway... and guess who had to clean it up at 3:00 in the morning?? ME.

Melissa said...

Its a lot harder to puke in a bag than it looks; I've been there a few times myself (just ask Spanky & Grickis). Glad you had a fun time!

Lexilooo said...

I've been to both Notaviva and Doukenie, and they are excellent! We are members of Doukenie's wine club and get a shipment from them every other month! There are several great wineries out in that area!

Kristin said...

I've yet to visit a winery and I'm dying too! Your visit sounds lovely...minus the puking of course. HA!

Val said...

This post made me thirsty! = ))