A Birthday Winery Trip

We love going to the wineries and will find any excuse to go. So, for the second time this year, we headed down to Augusta to enjoy the wonderful spring weather and wine under the guise of celebrating Brandon and Sarah’s birthdays.

We first hit up Blumenhoff Winery, Brandon’s favorite. It’s a great winery to go to because of the relaxing atmosphere and the freedom to bring in outside food. The weather was amazing, sunny, no humidity, warm, breezy. Fabulous…until the swarm of bugs came attacking us. Sarah was the first victim and we all mocked her for spazzing out. Then Brandon was attacked and we laughed even harder. Okay, karma’s a bitch and soon everyone was covered in bugs. That was our signal to bug out. (Tee-hee.)

Well, on our way to Mount Pleasant Winery, the cars were craving a bit of petrol and so all stopped by the local filling station.

(That’s three college educated people trying to figure out how to use the satellite credit card machine and old timey gas pump.)

Once the gas tanks were filled, off we went to Mount Pleasant.

None of us had been there so it was a new adventure … and we will never go back. At first, everyone thought it was cool to pay $5 for five tastings (they were very liberal with the amount of wine for each tasting). That made up for a little for the crazy sticker shock of bottle prices there. I believe the cheapest wine was $24 per bottle, almost double the price of other wineries and you weren’t even allowed to bring in food. I do have to say the view was amazing but not worth the price of wine. But now we know and will not be frequenting that winery in the future.

And what better way to end a winery trip than a sobriety check point?

This was the first time I had ever seen this and they were checking every single car. We got to see a car get pulled in and a man get handcuffed. Thanks Sarah for being sober!

I know this is a very late post but it’s the thought that counts, right? Awesome birthday party, guys!

You can find some more pictures here, if you’re interested.

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  1. Hey — you guys should totally take Amtrak to Hermann for the weekend and check out the wineries and stay at a bed and breakfast! Freddie & I did that when we were living in STL and had a good time. It was inexpensive and a fun weekend exploring.

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