Thursday, June 5, 2014

In Vino Veritas

God bless you, Groupon / Living Social for allowing us to continue to explore our regions wine offerings on a budget. In the past, we've visited Prairie Crossing,  King's Crossing, Whiskey Creek Run and of course there was my trip to Mahoney for Toast Nebraska

This time, I bought a deal for a bottle of wine, some warm brie and two wine glasses at Slattery Vintage Estates in Nehawka, NE. The name Slattery sounded familiar to me when I remembered that the ladies of at The Coop went Glamping there  at the end of last year. 

Slattery is located on a beautiful piece of land with two venues - their wine tasting room (above) and their smaller, event center which played host to a wedding the day we were out there.
When we entered the dimly lit wine tasting room we saw a familiar brand - Vine + Branch which we had visited earlier this year.

We were a little confused by the wine selection we had to choose from when we told the woman we were there using a Living Social deal. Some of the wines were local from other vineyards we recognized, but most were from out of state. While Slattery appears to grow their own grapes to make wine, we didn't see any of their wines for sale or taste.

We ended up choosing a Chenin Blanc from Washington and took our wine and our glasses to the upper deck, perching ourselves in a perfect people watching position. From here we had a view of the lower deck filled with couples leisurely enjoying their afternoon as well a group of young women who appeared to be vineyard hopping by the looks of the conversion van they were running in and out of.  

Did we mention how beautiful our view was?

The warm brie dish we had alongside our wine was perfection. The mixed berries on top complimented the sour brie and our bread was fresh and warm as well.

All in all we had a really lovely afternoon chatting, drinking and eating. While I may prefer the wineries we visited in Iowa to this one, we definitely want to come back here to check out their glamping!

And then we saw this vanity plate and we just couldn't help but stop for a photo.

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