Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Moonrise Bay Winery

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday! Please visit Susan's wonderful blog, A Southern Daydreamer, for a list of other participants.

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For this week's Outdoor Wednesday, I'm sharing a little day trip from this past weekend. Since it does involve grapevines, and a large part of it is held outdoors, I figured it would work for Outdoor Wednesday.
This past weekend Mr. Maison and I went to an event at a North Carolina winery that is about 45 minutes away from where we live. It's a nice drive through the country, and we always have a great time at Moonrise Bay. They have events around five or six times a year, and we try to go when we can. During these events, there are wine tastings, lots of delicious food, and there is always some kind of entertainment.




You pass the vineyards on your way in...


A few years back, they added a beautiful indoor lodge room...









Here's the wine lineup for today's tastings...


This table held sandwiches, pickles, brownies, and sangria. Yum!


This guy was playing some great jazz on the saxophone...




The owners, Oakie and Kate, looking over some of the artwork...



I love this sign!


35 comments:

  1. Tammy, thanks for taking us along with you on this trip! Love that sign, too. I enjoy the fact that there are now wineries in the South whereas I don't remember any growing up. Glad you had fun at the tasting.

    I just wanted to tell you that I think Lucy is the cutest thing ever! I have a friend who had a pug and loved him more than any dog he ever had. I think they are cute as can be!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Tammy! Looks like a wonderful day! I hope you brought a few bottles home! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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  3. This is a fun Outdoor Wednesday post! Thank you! A couple weeks ago we went to several wineries...I tried to make a decent post about it. You've given me ideas for future winery posts. http://cindykasten-keepingitsimple.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html

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  4. Oh what a perfect day....my favorite, good wine (in moderation of course), good music, great art and good company! Thanks for sharing it with us! Luanne

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  5. What a fun place to visit...
    That is a fun sign...

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  6. Great outdoor post! I love going to wineries, too. We go once a year to a large tasting and have so much fun. Our son has a hugh vineyard and sells grapes to a winery close by.
    Thanks for your great post...

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  7. Hi Tammy!!

    It looks like you and Mr. Maison sure picked a wonderful place to spend the day!! I have only been to a wine tasting once, in a little town and it was fun but just nothing as BIG as Moonrise Bay and all it has to offer. How great!! I love the lodge and all the other fabulius things they have to offer, and of course~THE SIGN!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!! You did buy a bottle, I hope!! ;-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. I love this post and I especially love that sign. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. How lovely I love that fire place Happy ODW

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  10. Oh what a wonderful place to visit!!! My husband and I love to visit different wineries!!!

    I am so gald you shared this with us!!!

    Have a great OW!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  11. That was fun*!!! Thanks for the sweet taste of the wine. oh, and let me add, that I am in love with Ms Lucy in your side bar. How adorable*! _Ashley ~

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  12. I enjoyed my trip to the winery. As I sit here visiting, I have a glass of Niagara which we got over Memorial Day weekend at a winery we visited. They looked like they had a lot of fun things things, art, music, food. That sign is so right on.

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  13. Looks like a lovely trip. I was surprised to find out that we had a winery here in Florida. I think they make orange wine!

    Happy OW

    amy@maisonbelle

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  14. Hi Tammy, wonderful pictures. Enjoyed them so much. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    Barb

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  15. thanks for sharing...what fun!

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  16. Hi Tammy,
    What a fun outing. We have some fun wineries by us in Temecula Ca. but I have not been wine tasting. Imagine that. Your day looked lovely and there is nothing like a glass of wine and a saxophonist. My favorite. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Maryrose~

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  17. Hello Tammy, what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, wine tasting, eating looking at all the art and those gorgeous views, happy Wednesday, Kathy.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your tour at the winery. There are some popping up in TN also. I had no clue TN was a good location for vineyards.
    Glenda

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  19. This is fantastic stuff. I love going on wine tours and tasting events, though I don't get to do that as much. I'm planning a girls trip to our local vineyard in Williamsburg, VA. It will be fun I'm sure. Thanks for the great photos and that little sign is perfect.

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  20. What a charming way to spend a pleasant afternoon and try a few different varieties of wine in the process. When I lived in Oregon my husband and I went on a few wine tours also, but we had to make sure one of was picked as the designated driver or we would never have made it home!
    Cathy

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  21. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Tammy,
    I love the picture with the pretty colored umbrellas for shade. What fun you must have had...thank you for taking all of us along.
    hugs and blessings
    debbie

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  22. Wow, I'd go there just to see the vineyard. I'm not a wine person, but boy, do I love grapes!

    Thanks for sharing your pics!

    Happy OW!

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  23. Looks like a very fun day.

    The winery is beautiful.

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  24. Love this post, Tammy. We enjoy going to the wineries in Missouri and we also try to visit wineries, when possible, while traveling.

    Looks like a fun afternoon!

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  25. It looks like it had the makings of a very fine day. I hope you had a maevelous time and came home with a few items to stock the cellar. Have a wonderful day.

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  26. Love wine and wine tasting! Looks like it was a fun timw filled with good food, good times, good wine and good fun!
    Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. The house in your header reminds me of one of the ones in our "historic district". I'll need to drive by it and snap a pic to show you.

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  27. looks like a fun day...love the lodge

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  28. What a fun post! We have enjoyed visitng the wineries in Napa Valley, California for the pure beauty of the places. Their gift shops are fantastic. Like Chandy I don't drink wine...just adore the wineries! :-)

    Beth~♥

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  29. Without wine you will not live!
    Love it!
    We go to Napa whenever we get the urge to wine taste. As a matter of fact the half barrels I have in today's post are from there!
    Perhaps I should add that information to my post.

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  30. What great photos. Thanks for taking us on the trip. I also love the sign, my mother is trying to convert us over to wine drinkers. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  31. It looks like you had a great time! I don't drink but I love to see the vineyards up in Napa and Sonoma Counties because they are so beautiful.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Robin

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  32. Oh what a great trip. I've been to the wine country in Sonoma several times, and always such a wonder trip. Thanks for joining our Cloche Party. It is scheduled for Fri. June 19th and Mr. Linky will be up on Thurs. June 18th by 8pm. Some of the ladies are also including their apothecary jars they decorate. So feel free to include both if you want. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

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  33. What a great day trip! I love a good glass of wine and good conversation. That was a great sign and what a great photo of the grapevines :) I can't wait for wine tasting to start up this year.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Crystal

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  34. What a perfect day - great food, great art and great jazz! And the weather was beautiful too. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

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