On Friday night, my honey and I went to a wine tasting with some other teachers from his school. I was really excited to go to the winery because I had driven by it many times as it was being built and it looked spectacular.
Unfortunately, we didn’t arrive by limo.
I knew nothing about the winery so I looked it up online and found out that it was a pet- and kid-friendly place! They also don’t mind if you bring your own food!
The inside of the tasting room:
We soon realized that we were upstairs in the loft.
Makes you feel so special, right?
We tasted 6 of their wines and I only liked one of them. I’m just not a big wine fan. I like the really sweet stuff like Moscato and Riesling! I enjoy doing tastings because I like learning how the different flavors are produced, but I just can’t take the really dry stuff.
It is sort of hard to see, but underneath the tree is a dog. Their whole winery and life are built around their four dogs. Check out more of the story on their website: http://www.barreloak.com/
This is the view from upstairs looking towards the main entrance:
Here is another view looking straight down:
A little relaxation spot up in the loft:
One more view of the downstairs:
This one is looking down towards the other entrance. The doors remained open the whole time because it was such a beautiful night!
Outside the big sliding doors was a patio with lots of tables.
See the dogs and kids in the picture? This was such a great family atmosphere with even better views!!!
The views eventually turned into this:
A few shots of the outside of the building:
The main entrance:
This was definitely the most interesting and laid-back winery I’ve ever been to! I really enjoyed the atmosphere and I would love to go back soon! If we had known it was pet-friendly sooner, we probably would have taken Titan. Although, he’s not even 6 months yet and still has a lot to learn about being around other dogs!
What do you think of taking pets and kids to a winery? Yay or nay?