The winemaker, Gordon, was there to meet us as we walked up to the winery entrance, and for the next 45 minutes or so, the three of us were engrossed in chatting about wine, life, and anything in general. Along the way, of course, we sipped some reds, and by the time we left, we felt like we'd made a new friend.
There's something special about going straight to the source . . . meeting your local cheese-monger, the farmer who raises the chickens that provides your eggs, the woman who made the preserves you spread on your toast, the wine maker whose "fruit" you enjoy. Take the opportunity when you get the chance, to learn about the journey that brought them to where they are. Somewhere behind all that is most likely a passion for The Table. Meet them there.
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