Wine Is Love…It Always Begins With A Crush…
So Liz and I went to Dalice Elizabeth Winery yesterday. Last year we vowed to complete the Connecticut Wine Trail, however, we were unable to complete it. This year maybe we will. We left for Dalice Elizabeth around 2PM and got there around three. Blaze was our wine connoisseur and he was…interesting. While he seemed more than interested in us when we arrived, despite his “Tips for a Ring” jar on the counter, he was nice…until 5 minutes later when the “bachelorette party arrived. I put “bachelorette” in quotes because not one woman in this party was under the age of 50. I assume it was a second wedding because of the attitude of the party, and personally, soul mate or not, believe that each girl is allotted ONE bachelorette party for a reason. Sorry friends, try to only get married once…or at least only have one bachelorette party for gods sake.
Anyways, we were a little taken aback by his disinterest in us and him rushing us through our wine tasting. But whatever we were over it because we purchased a bottle of wine, had lots of food, and it was 75 degrees and sunny. So, we were pumped to sit outside. Then Mary-Lee, founder of the vineyard came outside and sat with us. She told us lot of stories, among which included that Blaze was her deceased daughter’s son who “ran” the vineyard and lived with her and her husband (Blazes’ grandfather). She disclosed to us that Blazes’ mother, who died suddenly at the age of 32, was the inspiration for the vineyard. Her name was Dalice Elizabeth, so while she is has unfortunately passed Mary-Lee said she is happy to be able to say her daughter’s name every day.
After talking to Mary-Lee we both felt our trip to this vineyard was valid. Although it was not a big vineyard by any means, the fact that it was completely family owned and operated was awesome. And Ms. May-Lee was a fun woman to talk to. She mentioned that they were adding on a deck for sunday bunch and were having Friday Night Parties for people on the beach that included live bands on their beach…could be fun!!!
The one thing I would warn you about is their bottle pricing!!$24/bottle! I’ll tell you one thing…that is the most I’ve even spend on a bottle of wine! Half off or not!!