Monday, October 29, 2012

Barnery Turned Winery

Our way of preparing for a monster storm?
Going motorcycle riding with our oldest and his friends while stopping in at a couple of those awesome Virginia Wineries.

Although I have been to the small and quaint Sharp Rock Winery a few times, looking at it from the vantage point of posting Barn Charm photos was a new opportunity.

We also had stopped at
 Early Mountain Vineyards (formerly Sweely Estate Winery)

I am quite happy the old barn was spared demolition when the large stately
hospitality areas were built.

The new owners have made vast improvements since we last visited.
Inside was a fabulous tasting room

and outside plenty of space for relaxing

or if the spirit moves you...and you are as competitive as my Joey

a little game involving trying to catch a ring on the hook on the pole.
 Joey won.
 I lost count on how many tries it took.
(Or how many glasses of wine were consumed waiting for someone to score)
 I do believe a good time was had by all. 

Hope all my fellow Mid-Atlantic blogger friends stay safe.
I will be knitting and baking my way through the wind and rain. 
And maybe enjoying a glass of wine or two..

~ Joan


TexWisGirl said...

ooh. beautiful barns and great countryside. wine is a bonus! :)

Sue said...

It does look like a good time was had. Just started my Travelling Tales again, I'm heading your way soon. Enjoy the enforced knitting

Beth said...

Looks like wonderful fun. I love the photos.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Ooh - fun!!!

Lynne said...

Loved the weatherd looking barns. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Be safe these next days . . .

Mari said...

Beautiful pictures! Nice barn and how cool to have that seating area.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a nice outing and great barns! We got out this past weekend and I'm glad we did! It's too cold and windy now!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos and a nice outing. It'll soon be too cold for motorcycling. Pamela

Rose said...

I love the barn, and love that last shot!

lauren jean allece said...

I want to go wine tasting with you! I think you and Kate and I might be able to make quite a day of it sometime :)

Elaine said...

Beautiful barns!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

great barn. looks like you had a great time. i love, love, love that last shot. what a perfect fall view. that fence, mountains, & leaves. did i mention i love, love love it!! ha. ha!! (:

Pat said...

What a beautiful place! Looks like a fun trip.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the dark, dark barn wood & that rusted roof!
Very good to see the next barn was spared, that's always good news to a barn lover! LoL!
Those Adirondack lounge chairs around the fire are really nice, too.

Great post & thanks for joining =)

Jori said...

Beautiful photo's!

Buttons said...

Hello Joan nice to know your name I love the old barns that winery's seem to own it is the same up here in Canada. Beautiful pics and a fun time I am sure. B

Sally in WA said...

Lovely pics of the barns. Nice to see them being repurposed at the wineries.

Have a great week.