Well, it’s official. Matt and I have a new favorite winery.
It’s called ROCK OF AGES Winery!
Is that not the most awesome winery name ever? It makes it sound so hardcore. Like we might be going to a heavy metal concert, not a winery.
Matt practiced his best guitar god pose, and I practiced my air guitar just in case.
I’m a pro, what can I say.
Then it was time for wine.
Yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m., Matt and I were sitting around, wondering what to do the rest of the day. He had just finished up a 90 minute soccer game, I had just run 6 miles (recap coming tomorrow +a SPIBELT review and giveaway!). I decided to check out Yelp — we recently discovered that Yelp has an awesome list of events that you can browse by location, date, etc.
Almost immediately, I saw a blurb about a nearby winery event called “Cork n Pork.” Um… can we get a hell yes?
We discovered “Cork n Pork” was going until 7 p.m. at Rock of Ages Winery and would involve wine tasting, music, and BBQ.
We were ready and in the car on our way in 30 minutes flat. Spontaneity is the spice of life :)
Rock of Ages Winery is about 45 minutes outside of Chapel Hill — pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The drive was beautiful and so worth it!
The winery got great reviews on Yelp for it’s location and beauty, and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived.
Here’s the view from the outside upper patio of the winery:
After checking out the scenery, we got right down to business. We had wine to taste!
There were 4 tables set up for tastings — sweet whites, dryer whites, sweet reds, and dryer reds. A tasting at each of the tables cost $5. I was really impressed with the staff at the winery — when we went to buy 4 tickets (enough for two tastings for each of us), the lady at the register told us that the tastings were big enough to share. Thanks, lady!
Our first stop was the dry whites table.
The Chardonnay Oak was our favorite :)
While we sipped the wine (the lady was right about it being enough for two — the glasses were small but they filled them almost half way each time we tasted!), we enjoyed the scenery inside! The winery was gorgeous.
Although I think they forgot to take down their Christmas decorations. It’s cool. I liked them ;)
After taking a breather, we moved on to our second tasting at the dry red table!
Apparently I forgot to take photos, but these wines were delicious, too. We especially liked the lighter reds, like the Petit Verdo.
The reason I forgot to take pictures of the wine? Because we were too distracted by the fact that we were basically at a wedding all of a sudden. They had a DJ playing music, and before we knew it… the Cha Cha Slide came on.
In approximately 5.2 seconds flat, all the women in the winery (and a couple brave men) were on the dance floor.
Clearly I decided I had to join in, too. Matt amused himself by taking photos with his phone.
Best song ever. Apparently I was so excited I got a little out of step. Disregard.
And then… the song ended and everyone pretended nothing had happened. No big deal. Back to the wine.
After finishing the red tasting, we decided we were done with wine. It was time to move on to BBQ!
It was as delicious as it looks.
Post-BBQ, Matt and I headed out to explore the grounds a bit and take some photos.
What a pretty place :)
Thanks for making our day sporadically awesome.
Anne & Matt