Woooo!!! Thank woo all for your posts about my secret trip!!! I just got home, uploaded my photos, and am ready to share with you all about my special trip.
But first, I want to tell you how our trip came to light. This all started last weekend when Mom and Dad went and bought a bottle of wine called Instinct made by Wolf Mountain Vineyards. Mom looked more closely and realized that it was made here in Georgia in a town called Dahlonega (about 2.5 hours north of where we live). While she was on their website, she came across a news release about their beloved Cree passing away. Well, Cree, was a Siberian Husky! We were very sorry to hear of their mascot passing. They said on their site, "She spent many years greeting guests and steeling their hearts with her sweet smile and unforgettable blue eyes." Isn't that so sweet!!! Anyroo, mom emailed them to see if I could accompany them on a trip to their vineyards. Mom talked to this very nice lady (Lindsay) and she assured us that I was more than welcome to come on a visit and they even had outdoor seating in their cafe for me to dine! How cool! So, this was the photo that got all of the excitement started!!!
So without further ado.... Hello, My name is Sitka and I will be your tour guide today to Wolf Mountain Vineyards....So, in order to get there, we had to pass through the big ATL (Atlanta). Here it is coming up.....
Once we were through downtown ATL, we came upon the King and Queen! These buildings are really cool at night all light up. Dad says they are called the King and Queen because they look like the King and Queen in the game of Chess!
Ahhh.... look upon the horizon... those are mountains that we are coming up on. Aren't they pretty????
Finally!!! We have arrived at Wolf Mountain Vineyards! It is about darn time. I have been in the car for far too long attempting to chase and woo at every person who passed our car on a motorcycle!
Now, I think this photo is very cool! As soon as we went through the entrance to the Vineyard, we had to climb this steep hill! I was sure glad that I did not have to pull the car up the hill! That would have required a LARGE team of Siberian Huskies!!! Once we arrived and parked, Dad went in to get the lay of the land. Mom found this old car with this display of used wine bottles!!!!
Dad was told that I could go anywhere on the property that I wished! Holy Huskies. How neat is that??? So, as Lindsay escorted us to our dining table out on the beautiful deck (that was recently built), I found something interesting.... Could that be a wolf? Oh no, just a statue!
Mom and Dad placed their food order. Shall we take a look at what mom ordered??? She had the Croque Madame. It was Smoked Turkey, Boursin Cheese & Herb Aoli grilled panini-style with Cibatta Bread and served with Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes. That made my mouth water. Oh, I almost forgot, Lindsay brought my my OWN personal bowl of water to go with the bites of Turkey that mom passed to me! How sweet!
And there was dessert! It consisted of Key Lime Cakes, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries! Mom said it was heavenly! Oh, Don't worry! I did sample the Key Lime Cake! I can 100% say you HAVE to try them!
I was extremely patient while they ate lunch AND did a wine tasting at the bar! I have to say, and don't want to brag, but there were several people who oooed and ahhhed over me. I received several rubs and kisses! Then, there was a lady who came all the way from the other side of the bar just to see me and tell me she had TWO at home! Umm... why didn't she bring them???? But Mom and Dad were both very proud of me for being such a good girl! I did attempt SEVERAL times to go behind the bar. For some reason, I was not receiving a tasting of these wines!
Now... on with the tour. Dad spotted this first! It is a wolf weather vane! I know that Holly Bolly Bannananana Boo's mom would LOVE to have this! I am sorry to report that I was not able to scale the owner's home to retrieve it for her. Sorry!
Did you know that you can get married there? Mom had a nice lady ask her if her and dad were getting married there! She told her no, that they were already married. Anyroo, I am standing right beside where someone would be married. It overlooks the side of the mountain and the vines.... Here, allow me to show you....
Here I am goofing off a bit....
Here I am showing you some of the vines that you can see from the Pavilion.
Here I am standing before the beautiful waterfall that is under the deck of the Cafe! Isn't it just beautiful???
Well, that concludes the tour of the property! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my trip... but wait, there is more. Heading home, we saw this beautiful creek. So, mom asked dad to stop for a photo...
WHOA! What is this? It is hard to say for sure, since Dad can not get a clear view of it's tail, but it is either a groundhog OR a beaver! How furry cool!
So, for the continuation of the drive home, I could be seen doing this.....
Once we arrived home, we were thoroughly inspected by Tia. She asked me where we had been all day. She thought I may have been at the vets office like she was a month ago.. but then she discovered something on the hearth of the fireplace...
And I had to re-inspect the purchases from today!
In closing, let me say that if you are anywhere within driving distance, you should go check out Wolf Mountain Vineyards. It is certainly worth the trip and is very beautiful! I can say that our experience there was delightful! Everyone was so nice and gave me plenty of head rubbies and kisses! So, that is a bonus in my book! Mom said that we will definitely go for a visit again (soon!). Mom also asked me to add that their wines are very wonderful! I would not know since no one ever gave me a taste!
P.S. Please don't think my mom is a lush! They only bought 4 bottles. Plus, there is no where here where they can get this wine, with the exception of the bottle of Instinct that we can get in our town!