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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Get Your Kicks On Route 6







Route 6 is the highway that takes you up and down Cape Cod - from Bourne to Provincetown. My friend, who is an artist, has some of her paintings being exhibited at a gallery in Wellfleet. This past weekend was the opening reception, so a bunch of us drove down to see her work and show our support. Since it was on the Cape, we decided to make a weekend out of it. We had a great dinner Saturday evening at Winslow's Tavern. I had the lobster ravioli and it was truly delicious. You could taste the freshness of the lobster and it was bursting with flavor. The service was great too. If you find yourself in Wellfleet some day, I highly recommend it.

But what about the vineyard you ask? Aaaah yes! The vineyard - that was on Sunday. After brunch, we drove not more than 15 minutes down Route 6 to Truro Vineyards. It turns out that the soil and the climate on the Cape is great for growing grapes. We took a tour and then did a wine tasting. Everyone tried 5 wines and we were given a complimentary wine glass. Well, the five dollar tour fee covered it. It was great!

The vineyard was purchased back in 1995, I think it was. For the first few years, they were focused on the vines and cultivating the grapes. There was no money coming in from the wine yet, so they renovated the barn, which now houses the wine barrels. They used the main house as an Inn. Now there is no Inn, but they have a wonderful gift shop.

I bought their Cape Blush wine. Very enjoyable, drier than what I usually have, but flavorful without any bitterness. I'm no wine connoisseur, but I know what I like. I love sweet wines. Usually a Zinfandel is the driest that I'll go. My favorites are Rieslings, Gewertzaminers, and Moscatos, which is a dessert wine. Sweet wines don't seem to garner the respect that dry wines do, but I think they are delicious. I learned about Gewertzaminers and Moscatos when I visited Sonoma and Napa a few years back.

Well, that was my latest adventure. Although not the whole thing. My friends had to go home, but I decided to drive a little further south...


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5 comments:

wheresmymind said...

You and I probably would have fun drinkin' sweet sweet wine!! :)

suttonhoo said...

THAT's what we're waiting for! What a great weekend...

Anali said...

wheresmymind - I'm sure we would! Then we could both blog about it! : )

suttonhoo - I'm glad it was worth the wait! : )

Dezel said...

Hello Anali,

I left this as a reply to a post on my page, but in the event you do not see it I will post it here to see if you have tried any 'noble rot' styled sweet wines.

Being a fan of sweet wines I’m curious if you have tried any note worthy Sauternes of late?
If nay, Sauternes is a dessert wine made in the Sauternais region of (Graves) France. These wines are botrytis styled wines and should display a nice golden color with rich flavors of apricot, peach and pineapple. Some are also marked by notes of honey and/or vanilla and they age really well.

Happy Sipping!

Dezel

Anali said...

dezel - Thank you for stopping by! I have heard of Sauternes, but have not had any in a while. I will have to get some and report back to you!

 
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