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T is for a Saturday Escape

Hello friends.

Happy T-day to those who celebrate it!  

My ticket to T-day over at Elizabeth's blog is a lovely trip to the Ozan Winery and Vineyard which is about 40 miles from our house in Central Alabama. 

We each had a flight to see which bottle to order.  Alex liked the blueberry and I liked the Apple, so we couldn't split a bottle.  We ended up each having a glass of our favorite.  The flight glasses look bigger here than they actually were, and we did not drink the ones we didn't like (I only liked the apple). 

The vineyard was bare of leaves already and most everyone was sitting inside, but we wanted to be outside and pretend we were in another world. LOL.
We split a snack box of cheese, meat, fruit, and crackers.
It was really good and we stayed about an hour.  Then we returned to the real world....

Hugz and thanks for visiting!



  1. The vineyard looks great, I so enjoyed visiting with you 😊. The wines sounds delicious and that snack box must have gone perfectly with the wine - yum! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

  2. What a fun time I am loving the snack box too what a great idea. Our friends are driving down from Wisconsin this coming weekend and they have picked out vineyards to check out Happy T hugs Kathy

  3. It’s so great that wineries have worked on better experiences for tasting!

    Best… mae at

  4. The trees here still have green, but crumbly leaves.
    Being in another world sounds just great!
    Hmmmm and your snack, yum!
    Wow, that was a short one! Happy short T and hugz!

  5. This looks like a very nice winnery and a great spot to get away. Both flavors sound good but I think I would have gone with the apple too. Have a great day today. Nicole/DVArtist

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  7. Wine tastings are such fun, apple sounds lovely, and that snack box looks delicious! Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

  8. Good for you to have chosen to be outside, I would have done that as well. It looks very inviting. The snack box looks delicious. I can understand that you had a good time there.

  9. What a great escape! And not too far from home.. the best! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  10. Wish I'd been there too! Looks so lovely

  11. That looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax, as well as enjoy the wine and that yummy looking snack box. I wonder if the apple wine wasn't as sweet as the blueberry might be? I am guessing of course as I have never been to Alabama-smile. I hope it was a lovely T day. hugs-Erika

  12. It looks like you had a wonderful day. Your post brought back some lovely memories for me. Hubby and I had the good fortune to be able to spend time in Napa Valley, California. (back in 2007), I lost count how many vineyards that we visited. Each one had something special to offer. like....the beautiful gardens, fountains, neat souvenir shops, etc.

  13. Oh Nancy, This looks like a most enjoyable time. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx


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