Today we decided to take a ride and check out a couple of wineries, a little wine tasting is always nice.
|Entrance to Bella Vista Ranch.
Our first stop was the Bella Vista Ranch just outside of Wimberley. We not only did a wine tasting we also sampled their olive oil, balsamic oil, and raspberry chipotle sauce. We ended up purchasing there Texas Viogner a nice white, bleu cheesed stuffed olives, and a nice aged balsamic vinegar.
This is the first commercially producing olive orchard in Texas. They mill their Estate and Texas grown olives on a modern Italian olive press. Bella Vista Cellars on the ranch is a boutique winery and produces varietal wines. We enjoyed our stop and talking to the woman in tasting room about their products.
|Entrance to Duchman Family Winery
We were getting hungry so after checking Yelp we opted to head for the Leaning Pear, four stars, restaurant in Wimberley for a late lunch. We both opted to try a cup of their crab bisque and a half sandwich. Tom had the Reuben and I tried the Fried Green Tomato, something I had never had before, we were both happy with our choices and our decision to stop.
We then headed back to a relaxing evening at the Crusader. We sat out on our patio enjoying the quiet until the wind picked up and a chill sent us inside.