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Our original plan for the day have been to go to the wine tasting event at Jane’s Saddlebag, but when we called to obtain more information, we learned that a number of wineries had not returned for the second day of the event.  It was disappointing to say the least, so instead, we decided to take a little road trip to Turtle Run Winery.

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We had been there before and their two page wine list was huge draw.  Add to that live music and a picnic area, it was the perfect destination for a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

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My friend, Jill, and I worked our way through nearly all of the reds.  Our tastes included Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chamnbourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, and red blends.  We started on some of the whites, which included Traminettes, Chardonnays, Chardonel, and white blends.  As the wines were getting sweeter, we decided we were ready to purchase a bottle of our favorite, Max’s Small Batch Red #45 Silver Cap, which was a barrel aged Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Zinfandel blend, and head out to enjoy the sun and music.  Bushmaster stayed behind to continue down the white list to sample the sweeter wines.

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I suppose we shouldn’t have left him unsupervised, as he ended up selecting three bottles to my one bottle!

Turtle Run is a fun winery with something for every taste.  They also feature live musical entertainment every Sunday during the summer and fall.  It’s a great destination for a relaxing day with some really great wines.

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