Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wine Tasting

We've lived in Italy for two seasons now - IN the Veneto, AND only two hours away from the Sud Tirol - and we've never been wine tasting. Pathetic. We decided to fix that yesterday and drove to Bolzano with Stacy, Derek and Baby Gracie to taste some delicious wines from the Alto Adige-Sud Tirol region.

First we stopped at the Girlan winery and then made our way to St. Paul's for a little more. We tasted whites (Chardonnay, Biaca Riserva, Sauvignon) and reds (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein - my favorite wine of all time) and a dessert wine, Rosenmuskateller (lots of German up there in Bolzano).

We bought a few of our favorites to take home....adding to our already large load - oh well. We also got to eat dinner at a restaurant where you sit in huge wine barrels (awesome).

Next up: Munich tomorrow for Ryan's birthday!