I don’t know about all of you, but after those days of rain, I have spring fever! I’m so happy to see the weather warming up again. It’s such a beautiful time of year, why not do something fun with your weekend? Spring is our busiest time here at the winery and we have so much for you to take part of! Even without adding in all the fabulous Member-only events, you can have a great day right here at the Ponte Family Estate! So let me give you the 411 on how to have the ultimate Ponte experience!
ULTIMATE PONTE SATURDAY (mock schedule to have an amazing Ponte-filled day!):
11:00 AM– Vineyard Bus Tour– this tour is amazing and so informative. It lasts about an hour and you get to see Ponte like never before! A must for new and returning guests! Missed the 11:00 tour? Don’t worry! We have two more, one at 1:00 PM and one at 3:00 PM! Learn more about the tour, and make a reservation here.
12:15 PM– Lunch at the Restaurant at Ponte– have lunch in our fabulous outdoor restaurant that has claimed a spot in the top-50 outdoor dining restaurants in the US! I would highly recommend making reservations ahead of time. Come see what all of the fuss is about! Learn more about the Restaurant at Ponte, and make a reservation here.
1:30 PM– Wine Tasting in our wonderful Tasting Room– at only $20 who can beat that?! We have a wide selection of our fabulous wines to choose from. From reds, to whites, to sweet to sparkling, our amazing servers will help steer you in the right direction suitable to your preferences. You get to pick 6 wines to taste and – the best part? You get to take the wine glass home with you as a souvenir! Make sure you explore our Marketplace; there are so many great things to take home with you. From candles to frames to amazing home décor items, you can find something for everyone! Don’t forget to take home your favorite bottle of Ponte wine as well. Become a Wine Club Member and come back to receive two complimentary tastings per visit, receive discounts on wine and other purchases, receive eight shipments of wine per year, be able to visit our Member’s-only Reserve Room to enjoy your tasting with beautiful views and VIP service and more! Learn more about the benefits of being a Wine Club Member with us here.
Don’t want to leave just yet? Don’t worry, there’s more!
5:30 PM– Dinner at Bouquet– Head over to Ponte Vineyard Inn to experience our other fabulous restaurant which has both indoor and outdoor seating. Learn more about Bouquet and make a reservation here.
7:00 PM– Enjoy a Cocktail and Live Music in the Cellar Lounge– Located in the basement of Ponte Vineyard Inn, you can enjoy a cocktail, glass of wine or craft beer at The Cellar Lounge while listening to live music. Learn more about the Cellar Lounge and find out who’s playing live here.
Still don’t feel like leaving? That’s fine with us. We’d love to have you stay the night! Find out about our terrific boutique Inn here. Have breakfast at Bouquet the next morning for even more of the ultimate Ponte Experience. If I were you, I would totally have a mimosa made with our delightful Moscato along with your breakfast! Be sure to bring some Ponte wine home with you so you can relive your relaxing day in the country at home.
On a final note, I’m not sure why Christmas is called “the most wonderful time of the year”. Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas more than anyone else I know, but there’s just something about spring. Maybe it’s moving the clocks forward so it stays light out longer, maybe it’s the new buds forming in the vineyards, maybe it’s the new energy I get after every winter, or maybe it’s the fact that it’s so BEAUTIFUL outside. Whatever it is, I love spring. It’s the perfect weather to sit outside and drink a glass of wine. Good thing Ponte has such a beautiful outdoor atmosphere! We hope to see you really soon!
–What’s the best thing about spring?
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