1. A Weekend Farm & Wine Tour

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    After this weekend I'm dreaming of a simpler life on a farm, where I can make cheese from my own cow and goat's milk, grow a huge garden and make my own wine from the neighboring apple orchard. All this, while my chickens free-range their little hearts out all day long. (Sigh*) This really comes to no surprise after spending a weekend away in an extremely beautiful part of Colorado. 

    I participated in the 2013 Ela Farms Annual Orchard Tour, which is an adorable little weekend event near Hotchkiss, Colorado, filled with wine tours, farm tours and farm-to-table meals. It was amazing!

    The weekend included a winery tour at Jack Rabbit Hill, a distillery tour at Peak Spirits, another winery tour at Stone Cottage Cellars and then dinner at Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn bed and breakfast.

    We gathered our wine selections from the tours and brought them to dinner with us. The food was amazing! Dava Parr, chef/owner of Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse, refers to it as S.O.U.L. food (seasonal, organic, unprocessed and local). Yum!

    Since all the rooms were filled at the bed & breakfast, we were offered the yurt, which I think really added to the experience. It's like staying in a fancy tent that comes with a wood burning stove.

    So, it was pretty amazing weekend with friends. If anyone finds themselves wondering around Hotchkiss, Colorado, definitely check these places out. I can't wait to go back!

    Ninth and Bird

  2. 2 comments:

    1. Beautiful scenery, great food, good company and delicious wine. What a wonderful way to spend one's day. I really would love to visit those places.


    2. What a magnificent post. For me, a winery tour is a very special event especially for those wine lovers, and great treat, too. My mom and I were able to experience this last year and everything was absolutely perfect. The best parts were the wine tasting, watching the beautiful scenery, and the best foods of course. Hope to experience this event again soon.


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