An Afternoon at Lost Oak Winery

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What, pray tell, is better than an afternoon spent eating cheese, drinking fine wine, and listening to jazz? A couple years ago I joined Lost Oak Winery’s wine club to force myself to try wines I wouldn’t normally try. (I almost always go Riesling.)
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Lost Oak Winery, about twenty minutes south of Fort Worth, Texas, holds regular events for members. On Saturday I took a girlfriend for wine tasting al fresco since the weather was unbelievably gorgeous.
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I knew we’d get a cheese board at the vineyard to go with our wine of choice but I went ahead and packed up apples, baguette toasts, smoked oysters, and the most charming mason jars for serving the wine. Really any reason to get out my picnic basket is a good reason!2015/01/img_4410-0.jpg

Okay, so the picnic basket wasn’t completely filled with cheese board accouterments. I also whipped up a Meyer lemon loaf cake for the occasion. After all, it is January (though it’s 68 degrees in Texas) and Meyer lemons must be fully taken advantage of!
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P.S. How sweet are those blue mason jars for a vino al fresco? Feel free to steal the idea. I picked those up at my local Joanne’s just a couple of months ago.
2015/01/img_4419.jpgAnyway, we sat under the pavilion and talked and laughed and ate our fill for hours while the musician scored our afternoon with a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 2015/01/img_4432.jpg
After we finished noshing, we decided to walk the vineyard grounds. 2015/01/img_4444.jpg
I adore a leisurely walk after a meal, particularly when fountains and bridges are involved. 2015/01/img_4446.jpg
My friend Katherine gets the photo credit for all of the shots of me at Lost Oak. She’s the same Katherine who built my wonderful grill table. A woman of many talents she is!2015/01/img_4465.jpgNext time it’s a beautiful day, find a local vineyard near you and open a bottle of wine with a girlfriend. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday!

Cheers to that,
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