Yesterday the boys headed out to golf at Disney and Maggie and I went off to Lakeridge Winery. It is a beautiful winery in central florida and definitely worth seeing. They have free tours and free wine tastings all day because their wine is that good. You get to taste just about every wine that they have…which is about 10!
On the tour they give you a bit of history of the owners and a run through of how to make wine. These wines are made from two different types of grapes, but mainly the muscadine. They joke that the winery is on the rolling hills of FL.
We took home two wines. Both were extremely different. If you aren’t from the area, you can most likely find the wines in a larger wine shop, or you can order everything online. It’s worth a try. The southern Red and Southern White wines are the most popular but are on the sweeter side. The Chablis is what I ended up getting and it is a good combination of sweet and dry. It is a very light wine and perfect for a BBQ!
Which is exactly what we did. On the way home, Maggie and I stopped at Dunkin Donuts and grabbed a quick snack and coffee. As we were walking out Maggie was laughing hysterically at my iced coffee.
I drink EVERYTHING with a straw. And the bigger the better! I sent the picture to Brent because he really doesn’t understand either.
For the BBQ, we grilled up some fresh Venison Burgers that were given to me by a co-worker and some Omaha Steaks Tenderloin Steaks. Yumm. I didn’t have either but I know they were delicious because I have enjoyed them in the past. Omaha Steaks has some great bulk deals and all of their meat is impressively good. They even ship it right to your door.
Maggie whipped up a Summer Tomato and Cucumber Salad that was amazing and really easy to make.
In the salad is:
|1 Cucumber||1 Small Yellow Onion|
|1/4 Cup Feta Cheese||1 Cup Sherry Tomatoes, chopped|
For the dressing mix:
|1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil||2 Tablespoons White White Wine Vinegar|
|Salt to Taste||Pepper to Taste|
Sooo EASY! And it was perfect for a BBQ side. I ended up having a Mango Salsa salad instead of the meat.
Overall, it was a nice little spread. We sat outside in the backyard and chowed down with some of our new wine from Lakeridge and just relaxed.
Fun! Happy Labor Day to everyone! and Happy Eating!