I’ve been a bad Wino

It’s not so much that I forgot to report on the Key West Wine Fest at Breaux Vineyards that we went to on July 21, it’s that we got incredibly busy as soon as we got back from it. And I simply never got around to reporting on the lovely day we spent at Breaux! We headed out to VA Wine Country to celebrate (slightly early since I was going to be away on business) my birthday! There’s nothing more I like to do to celebrate events than use them as an excuse to go wine tasting! And it just so happened that Breaux was having a Festival the day we could go!

This was their second annual fest and it was fabulous! I believe the fee at the door was $15 to get in, but you could have purchased your ticket earlier for less money. Your ticket got you a wine tasting, lei, mardi gras beads, take home glass, entertainment and a raffle ticket. At the fest they had food vendors and craft stands in addition to the Jimmy Buffet cover band that was fabulous for the warm weather we were having. Matt tried the Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya from the Jambalaya shack and said it was very tasty. I opted for some brie and crackers from the winery as cheese and crackers is one of my favorites with wine.

Breaux had ten wines available for tasting under a huge tent that day, including the 2006 Jolie Blend that was just released that day!

2006 Jolie Blond $13-Grapefruit, lemon, citrus, light and dry, great really cold. We took home 3 bottles.

2006 Viognier $22– Peach, honey, tropical, smooth and light. A little pricey.

2005 Madeline’s Chardonnay $18– Honeysuckle, pear, very aromatic, nutty. We took home a bottle which I drank for WBW!

2003 Barrel Select Chardonnay $20– Oak, charcoal (very odd), buttery, smooth, but lots of butter.

2006 Syrah Rose $22– Pretty salmon color, strawberries, not too sweet. I really like this one, but thought it was too pricey.

2006 Chere Marie $13– Dessert-likie, orange, tangerines, pears, sweet. We took home 2 bottles.

Sweet Evangeline $11-Oranges, tropical, too sweet for me.

2002 Lafayette $18– Raspberries, cherries, black pepper, very light red, solid red effort for VA.

2002 Meritage $29– Smoky meat, oak, spicy, raspberries.

2002 Cabernet Sauvignon $24– Cherries, raspberries, oak, light.

Overall, we had a fantastic day and I wouldn’t hesitate to head back out for another fun day in the sun next summer!