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Just an average middle aged guy that enjoys wine and travel. My taste tends toward the dry and semi-dry, but I enjoy sweet wine as well (it has it's place!). I'm also an award winning photographer and always have a camera with me. My wife is also a photographer and an award winning jewelry designer, and she loves the winery travels as well.

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Latest Winery Visits

St. Clair Winery and Bistro Albuquerque (added Oct 09, 2017)
Gruet Winery (added Oct 09, 2017)
Anyela's Vineyards (added Jul 08, 2017)
Finger Lakes Wine Center (added Jul 06, 2017)
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Latest Wine Journal Entries

St. Clair Winery and Bistro Albuquerque (written Oct 09, 2017)
Wine: 3 stars Winery: 3 stars Ambiance: 3 stars
Another great winery visit! The staff were extremely nice, giving us advice on things to do and see in the area (the tip on the Old Town restaurant was right on). The winery itself was nice and inviting, and the wines were all above average. The standout wine for us was the semi-dry riesling. So good we bought a bottle to take back to the room to chill and have with a relaxing snack while watching t.v. This is another must do winery if you find yourself in Albuquerque. And don't be like Bugs - make the left turn!

Gruet Winery (written Oct 09, 2017)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 4 stars
While in town for the balloon fiesta, we decided to stop in and visit this winery. I have seen the champagnes nationally, and did enjoy the ones we tried (not a huge fan of sparklers, but these were good). They do have 4 still wines - the cab sauv. wasgood, the chardonnay was excellent, pinot noir was ok, and the red blend was good. We didn't have the same experience as other posters - we thought the staff was friendly and the tasting room had a pleasant atmosphere. I wouldn't pass them up if your in the area.

Pleasant Valley Wine Company (written Jul 09, 2017)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 4 stars
This was an o.k. visit - our server was a real bummer. The building is neat, as well as the museum - and yes a lot of history here. The wines were only mediocre (my opinion). It's worth a stop for the museum. You can buy their wines at Seneca Harbor or at Caywood winery also.

Anyela's Vineyards (written Jul 08, 2017)
Wine: 4 stars Winery: 5 stars Ambiance: 3 stars
A good visit to this winery, although kind of stuffy. When we entered we were greeted by a young woman who explained the prices for their tasting "series", and she seemed kind of put out that we didn't want the higher priced tastings with cheese pairing or 3 extra tastes. That was o.k., then we went to the tasting counter, and our server who was very friendly and well spoken, was so scripted that another couple commented that he sounded like an advertisement. When I had questions (like how long the cab had dwelled on the skins due to it's lack of tannins) he referred back to his scripted spiel, then admitted he didn't know after another question. O.K. that was just a minor. As for the winery itself, the building and grounds were beautiful. The wines were O.K. with the Avail being the standout, but not to our liking enough to purchase. It's the only winery on Skaneateles, so if your in the area stop by and judge for yourself.

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