Just a hint of a breeze and mild blue skies made Saturday at Booster Park in Orange, Virginia ideal skydiving weather. It seemed like divers were dropping every fifteen to twenty minutes and offered spectacular entertainment for the wine tasting observers below at The Pick of the Piedmont Fall Wine Festival. Every time I set my camera down to taste another cabernet franc or petit verdot, the parachute photo opportunities would slip away as I hastily switched hands!
I finally caught these jumpers on camera and was so inspired that when I have a couple of hundred dollars of mad money I’m headed to the Orange County Airport skydiving! It might take a couple of glasses to get my nerve up, but when I do..!
Of the 14 vineyards represented, a few stood out for their wines or hospitality. WellHung Vineyard gets the award for marketing and originality! Tracy Verkerke, came up with the name and design , Amy Steers, a nurse turned viticulturist and Kathy Rash, business planner are the three women involved in the business of WellHung.They have the additional benefit of expert Virginia winemaker Michael Shaps bottling their dreams into reality!
Salty caramel chocolate was by far our favorite! They are in the process of developing their website and can be reached at Blair.Potts@PottsChocolate.com to order online. For more on the food aspect of this event and the person who invited us,look for my fellow blogger and friend, Pam who will be elaborating at www.Foode4thought.blogspot.com