No matter where you live, a weekend getaway can be great medicine for those post-summer blues that tend to set in when the air temperature starts to fall.
But where to go?
Well, there’s wine country, of course. And with wineries now in all 50 states, chances are there’s a vinous adventure available not all that far from where you live.
Another option is to seek out an inn or resort that offers an array of amenities. When I think of places I’d love to go for purposes of unwinding, two come to mind. And, yes, both have wine available for guests.
Blackberry Farm in Knoxville, Tenn., has been called “the ultimate in Southern comfort.”
It’s a 4,200-acre property in the shadows of the Smoky Mountains, and each night in a magnificently restored barn, guests enjoy a modern take on Southern cooking. They also can choose a bottle of wine from a cellar that’s home to 160,000 bottles.
What Blackberry Farm may lack in elegance, it more than makes up for in charm and comfort… and a whole lot of wine.
On the other “side” of the country, there is no better place to soak in the magnificent beauty of the California coastline than Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn.
Those views are complemented by an equally magnificent restaurant called Sierra Mar, which features a wine cellar stocked with 14,000 bottles representing 2,600 unique selections.
One could spend hours perusing the list… which wouldn’t be a bad way to spend an afternoon while soaking in the scenery.
In many parts of the country, it won’t be long until summer is all but a distant memory. So, before winter settles in, treat yourself to a weekend away—away from everything, that is, except wine!