Monday

Wedding Plans: A Tour of the Vineyard

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Dan and my mom wander through the vines.

We recently visited Graham/Saxapahaw North Carolina to iron out some wedding details. It was a productive trip- We found the hotel we'll recommend to our guests and also our rehearsal dinner spot: The Eddy. It's an upscale pub on the Haw River with a cellar/vintage feel that serves food from local farms. Plus it's less than a mile from Benjamin Vineyards & Winery, where we'll get married. We stopped by the winery to decide which of their wines we'll have at the wedding (they make all of their wine on-site), and we also got an impromptu tour. So beautiful this time of year!

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[more photos after the jump]


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There's a quaint picnic area shaded by cedar trees, which we'll offer as a seating option for our casual dinner.

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Let's go inside the winery.

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The device on the right is used to bottle the wine, and then each bottle is individually hand-corked using the the tool with the red handle.

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Dan takes a peek inside the grape press.

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Some hi-tech wine making equiptment :)

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Aging barrels.

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Grape Perfection.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous6/27/2011

    Such a beautiful place to get married!

    -Angela

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  2. yes! and I love that it is surrounded by trees on all sides!

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  3. I can't wait to see how your wedding there turns out. We chose 10/29 as our date and very much look forward to having the backdrop of the trees.

    The Eddy is a great spot, too. Nothing beats watching the sunset over the Haw from their patio.

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  4. Sarah-

    I'm so glad you guys ended up choosing Benjamin Vineyards! Are you still planning to do a sit down dinner for your guests? We are going a little more casual, with Hursey's BBQ. You might know them- they are not far at all from Pittsboro. Keep me updated on how your planning progresses!

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