for lunch, we went to a pizza & pasta place called Sidestreet. it's in North Carolina, but it's not a far drive from where we live. his family used to go to Sidestreet a lot when he was growing up so he loves the place & swears it's the best pizza place around! the first time i went there with him, i had to agree! it's so good! so we cheated a little bit on the Italian food & just got pizza - but i am confident in our choice!
after lunch we headed to a vineyard in the area, but first we stopped in a little mountain town to explore. we walked around some of the shops & enjoyed all of the handmade items! we stopped in the little general store & got a glass bottle ginger ale & root beer! i'd like to think there are cute little mountain towns in Italy, too!
when we got to the vineyard, we did a wine tasting and got to try out 5 different wines! that was the first time i had ever done a wine tasting & it was fun! although it was a little awkward because we had no idea what to do. and the lady kept asking us if we had any questions after each wine we tasted. i'm not really sure what questions to ask other than "can i have more wine?" haha!
after the tasting, we decided to enjoy a glass out on the patio overlooking the vineyard. it was so gorgeous out there! we also got some homemade truffles & that was probably my favorite part! we enjoyed the wine so much we bought a bottle to take home with us! it really was a fun "taste of Italy"!
have you ever been to a vineyard or done a wine tasting?