Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Summer 2007

Last night I was going through all of my pictures on the computer and putting them on a new hard drive we just got from Tigerdirect.com, (the best site in the world,) and I ran across some pictures from summer 2007. That was such a fun summer for Jon and me, one I think about all of the time. It was when Jon and I first started getting into wine and viticulture/viniculture. We took a class during the summer to learn more about wine. We learned to harvest, de-stem, crush, etc. etc. Our teacher was awesome and he actually owns his own vineyard in Oklahoma called Sandhill Vineyards. His wine is great. We learned a lot from him in the short period we took his class. I wish we could have taken more classes but we can always continue on later once we get back to the states.

That year we also visited several vineyards all over Oklahoma and Texas and bought several bottles of wine from each place so we could be our very own wine connoisseurs! Here are pictures from a few of the vineyards we visited.

This is the vineyard that is owned by our teacher.
Sandhill Vineyards in Oklahoma
Harvesting at a vineyard in Lone Grove, OK
Jon digging into the vines to try and get the best grapes.YumStriking a hot, sweaty pose with my grape hookDelaney Vineyards in Dallas, TXOur best buddy Brian went with us!
Brian and Jon in front of a ginormous barrelGrape Ranch in OklahomaEnjoying some wine on their patioOf course Jon found an animal to play with! I can't wait to visit more of the vineyards and wineries here. Maybe we could even volunteer to harvest at a local vineyard; that would be a so much fun to be able to get out there and learn more. If you've been reading for a while, you know how much Jon and I enjoy good wine and learning as much as we can about it. One day we'd like to have our very own vineyard. Maybe we will someday!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

15 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, it looks like you two did have a fun summer!!

lesley said...

Haha, love all those pictures : )

Sometimes it's so fun to just look through old pictures like that.

valerie said...

That is so neat Stephanie! I love all the pictures. Awww & how sweet to see one with you guys and Brian. He loves you guys and misses you.

I've only been to two vineyards. There's one here in town, but I was only there for a wedding shower and the one in Okemah. I've been there a few times. It's all very interesting. We're going to California in July and there are several vineyards in the area that I think would be fun to visit.

Have a great day Steph!
Love,
Val

Kelley and Rhett said...

this looks like it was so much fun!

Megan said...

Love the pics. How fun that you want to own your own vineyard one day!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

WOW! what a fun way to spend a summer:) I love all of those photos too! I'm totally into the antique look though:p Love the picture of you in the boots:)

Grand Pooba said...

Ok, first, those pictures are amazing! Good job!

And second, I'm so jealous! I have never been to a vineyard. I want to go on a wine tour SO bad. Hopefully this summer we may get to go to California and finally do it!

Oh, and third, I know you two love wine, which is why you need to continue your wine blog! Common, I'll read it!

Yve said...

Thanks! And I LOVE your Flashback too!

d.a.r. said...

Beautiful beautiful!!!!

Lindsey said...

Fun pictures!! You guys are such a good looking couple and the winery looks like a blast! Too bad we don't live closer, how fun to double date?! I know we would be great real life friends!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ohh that looked like so much fun!! how fun to take a class too! beautiful and cute pics!

Abbie said...

Aw how fun!!

And can I just say that I love you with short hair!!! Super, super adorable!

Jenny.Lee said...

Zane and I will have to check these vineyards out. I had no idea they existed!

Lisa said...

Those pictures are great! Looks like you had so much fun! And I love your hair!

...love Maegan said...

oh you guys are so cute!