You’re probably finding that idea to be a bit unusual just like we did, but after all, they’re flamingos. They love to party and enjoy good food and drinks.
And as much as they like their champagne and fruited margaritas, they also like good wine! Just like us.
So one early fall morning they strolled in the house and informed us their limo would be there shortly to pick them up. I should be used to these excursions by now, but when they said they were going to visit a winery, I was a bit surprised.
They explained how they found this place a few hours away in the Virginia mountains that specialized in some of their favorite wines, and when the owners discovered they were flamingos, well, they were only too happy to arrange a special day for them there.
“Don’t worry,” they said as they were leaving, “we’re not driving! Our limo service knows us by now and we’ll be fine. We’ll even bring back a bottle or two for you guys! And don’t wait up for us, because we’ll be late getting back!”
What more could we ask, I guess. However, they at least could’ve asked us if we wanted to go!
Guess there wasn’t enough room for any more in the limo….
The next morning we found three cases of wine in our foyer, so we guessed they had a good time. However, we weren’t sure whether the wine was ours or the flamingos’!
We found out later when they told us all about their day, and what a fun time they’d had, and of course showed us all their pictures.
The winery looked more like a mansion, a huge estate in the mountains surrounded by acres of vineyards. Being a part time event planner, I immediately imagined planning beautiful weddings and parties there!
They had a private tour of the winery itself and got to see the inner working of a winery. They’d asked about stomping the grapes with their feet, and were quite disappointed to hear that it was no longer done that way. Evidently they’d been looking forward to that.
After the tour they were treated to a picnic on the grounds of the winery. Complete with wine, of course! The views were amazing! And the food was delicious!
After the picnic it was time for wine tastings.
Of course they took the time to look through the gift and gourmet shop first. And they had a great time shopping!
But the most fun was the actual tastings!! Of course. Complete with tasty crackers and bites of cheese to help cleanse the palate after tasting each wine.
It’s a good thing they had the limo waiting to take them home! I have no idea how much wine they consumed!
And neither do they! But they did say the limo ride back home didn’t seem to take very long. Most likely they fell asleep or passed out as soon as they crawled in the back!
Gotta love flamingos that like wine! Hopefully they’ll take us the next time!