May 20, 2010

Wine Tasting at Javelina Leap

After we went to Jerome, Arizona, on Sunday (see yesterday's post), we rolled down the road to visit the 
Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery in Cornville near Sedona. 
They've won awards - 
Sedona 2009 Readers' Choice Best Wine Tasting ...
The vineyard sits on a 10-acre estate in Page Valley 
on the slopes of a volcanic mountain.
We had been invited for a wine tasting by one of Hubby's friends and it was so much fun. This is my tasting glass of sauvignon blanc, which is a bottle we purchased to take home and enjoy.
Here are some photos around the tasting room and winery ...
A wine display ...
Grape stuffed javelinas ...
Beautiful tin ceiling and chandelier ...
Wine bottle filler and corker ...
Sign in the chilled wine cellar ...
Barrels of wine ...
Fermenting vats ...
Grape crushing machine ...
Little metal javelinas ...
This is called the petting zoo 
where you can get an up close look at grapevines ...
Baby grapes on the vine ...
Look at this beautifully welcoming picnic spot ...
Our Javelina Leap glasses and bottle of sauvignon blanc ...
As we were leaving the winery, we spoke to this cute couple who were on vacation. The woman was a Coast Guard Lieutenant who actually drives ships. Her sweetie (don't know if he was a husband or boyfriend) said that he asks her all the time for 
permission to come aboard. She laughed and said she tells him permission denied. They were funny and adorable!

If you're going to Sedona or Jerome or Cottonwood, stop and visit Javelina Leap. The tasting room is open every day of the week from 11 am to 5 pm. 

9 comments:

Angie said...

I love going to winery's!

We actually did a wine tasting tour for my sisters bachelorette party several years ago! So much fun!!

Great pictures!!

Noelle said...

Ummm...those grape stuffed javelinas kinda creeped me out. :)
I've been trying to convince my dad for years to buy a vineyard but so far it's a no go. I'll keep working on it.

Joann Mannix said...

First of all, thank you for your wise words on my blog. You hit the nail on the head, my friend. I can only hope and pray for my little guy.

And secondly, oh child, you are right up my alley. My husband and I collect wine and try to head up to the Wine Country at least twice a year. We live down in Florida. Sonoma County is our favorite. We've never been to this winery, but we're definitely going to check it out next time. Thanks for highlighting it.

kayembee said...

I love getting the inside scoop on how things are made - great pictures! The process is fascinating...but it is funnier when "Lucy" squishes them with her feet! ;)

Tightwad Mom said...

Holy cow, what fun! I visited a winery years ago,and it was a blast. I love the "petting zoo"!

cathyjoy said...

i love sedona and jerome but how the hell did i miss a winery??? i NEVER miss the booze stops!

anyway...i have a little sumthin for you over at my place - come on by!

WhisperingWriter said...

How fun.

I'm weird and I don't like wine though. A few people tell me I'd probably like the sweeter wines but I've never tried it.

Kerry said...

Nice!!! I wish I was there right now. lol

Thanx for stopping by my blog. :)

heavenisabookstore said...

That looks like a really nice trip. Great photos!