Monday, June 24, 2013

Date Night: Anyela's Vineyard

Happy Monday all! Just a quick post before I go into the salon.
On Saturday Jeff and I had a wonderful afternoon at Anyela's Vineyard in Skaneateles, NY. It is one of the Finger Lakes. New York State is known for our wonderful wineries along the Finger Lakes.

"Nature meets wine"

      "Located in the heart of New York's scenic Finger Lakes region, the Finger Lakes wine country is centered around four main lakes with Native American names: Canandaigua ("The Chosen Spot" or "The Chosen Place"), Keuka ("Canoe Landing" or "Crooked Lake"), Seneca ("Place of the Stone"), and Cayuga ("Boat Landing") with the latter two also recognized as separate viticultural areas due to their unique grape-growing conditions. Some of the newest growth in this region, however, is coming around the "Little Lakes" – Conesus ("Always Beautiful"), and Hemlock (the only lake names for European settlers) found in the west. The smaller lakes in the east – Owasco ("Floating Bridge" or "Crossing Place"), Cazenovia ("Lake of the yellow perch "), and Skaneateles ("Long Lake") are also seeing wineries open in their vicinity."

We did a wine tasting and settled on a yummy 2011 Dry Riesling and a large cheese platter. Soooo good. We LOVE cheese!

It was such a beautiful day and if you ever find yourself in upstate New York, please explore our wineries!
This week I think I will have to tackle my basement storage for our upcoming community garage sale.... so no sewing for me..... this is what my dining room table looks like, Jeff is thrilled. :)


  1. How neat that we've both been spending time sorting out our basements lately. In the wake of our recent flood down there, I've been sorting through items and being ruthless when it comes to my keep, toss and donate piles. I'd love to have a yard sale, too, but don't know if we'd have enough items to make it worthwhile (we've only been living in this house since March 2012, and I was super ruthless with sorting before we moved, and we haven't accumulated that much since then). We've decided that we're going to rent a storage unit instead of housing some items (like seasonal decor and boxes of old paperwork) down there anymore, and instead to transform our wee storage room into a home gym for my husband (which is certainly an interesting silver lining to come out of this situation).

    Wishing you a beautiful Friday & weekend, dear Lorie!

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you you so very much for each and every one of your splendidly nice blog comments lately, my friend. I always adore it when you stop by for a visit.

  2. The wine and cheese looks so drool worthy! Aaah!