On a somewhat rainy and overcast day, we headed out to tackle some fine wineries in Prosser. For some reason, it may have been the weather, but we were destined on this outing it seemed to hear the stories of those folks we were about to meet in each and every winery. On the way into town, Ru had already done her homework and we got a call en route and were invited by the owner of the Winemakers Loft, Mike Haddox to have a personal tour and a visit to Michael Florentino Cellars. I must say it was a morning poignantly spend while we toured the facilities and tasted the wine. The wine maker himself shared some of his adventures and personal journey that he has traversed so far in the world of wine making. We had goosebumps and tears, and a deep joy left resonating in our hearts for all things new and ongoing in this man's life. What an amazing tapestry of living going on here. Click here to hear his story! The best part for me was the wonderful story about a new wine he had accidentally made, that has turned out to be his best seller in the tasting room. Named after his precious 1 year old daughter Lulu. The wine is a fine Rose' that started out to be a Riesling, and ended up with a touch of Cab spilled into the vat :) He plans on making this wine and documenting his daughters life yearly with the artwork for the label being made by her own hands. He helped with the very first label which is a depiction of his daughter in the womb.
We had another delightful visit with Susan and Therron. Therron caught all our attention when he told us his wife's favorite "Whine" was "I want to go shopping." He left us all with a good giggle and a welcoming feeling, that made us all feel very glad we had made the stop. Since I was the designated driver this time, it would be lovely for the rest of the club to share about what wines you bought and enjoyed ?
We missed you MaKyla and Michelle and please don't forget to save the date for December 4th. We will let Carol Chardonnay fill us in on the details.