Early on Sunday morning, we left Dobson, North Carolina to travel north on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Knowing that I would be in and out of blasting air conditioning all day, I dressed for the temperature changes. I wore the black pants from my clothing line with an old wrap front sleeveless top from White House|Black Market and kept my trusty white linen moto jacket close.
Our first brief stop along our journey north was at the historic Mabry Mill.
Our next destination is one we have planned for years. (We have a long bucket list of places we want to visit and things we want to do.) On Sunday we checked off the Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant located in Floyd, Virginia. It is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, located at mile marker 171 1/2. Turn onto Black Ridge Road and then immediately turn left onto Winery Road. GPS will take you on a long roundabout way through the middle of nowhere to get there.
The shoes are old by Calvin Klein. The fabulous green bag is from UnoAllaVolta.com.
The view from the window at our table was spectacular. (Photo from the restaurant's Facebook page.) The restaurant has once again earned a place on OpenTable's Most Scenic Restaurants in America!
We shared an excellent four-course brunch in the original part of the grand old building.
Mr. Mickey was amused to see this companion piece to a stained glass lamp he has in his wine room.
We tasted several of their wines, and they were all excellent!
Janean Williams is the delightful Front of the House Manager. Luke was our most excellent server.
All of the staff made us feel like regulars!
We purchased a couple of bottles of wine to enjoy later as well as glasses with the etched emblem of the winery to remember our long-awaited first but certainly not our last visit.
We are already looking forward to our next visit to the restaurant and winery. Throughout the year they offer music, art, romance, mystery, seasonal festivities, refined rustic dining, and delectable wines.
Thanks for joining us on our little weekend getaway!