My mom and I went to Scout Mountain Winery's Christmas Open House this past Saturday and had a great time. A crowd of about a dozen had just departed with two cases of wine as we were arriving, making room for the two of us plus a couple others. Owner Margaret Schad had out down herself with a plentiful array of appetizers, including her homemade bread and dipping sauce. We sampled about four of the wines, including a couple of their newest ones, snacked on the goodies, and had wonderful conversations, before making our purchase. My mom purchased a semi-sweet red wine, which I will remain quiet about as it is a gift. I purchased two, one being their Apple-Cherry (I also got the last bottle until 2010), a sweet red dessert wine, and the other being their Chambourcin Blush, a semi-sweet red wine that tastes of cherries and strawberries. For just going to the open house we both received a free gift of our choice. We each picked a bottle opener but could have chosen a decorative wine bag or sleigh basket of candy instead.
There is still one more weekend of Scout Mountain Winery's Christmas Open House, this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 19 and 20) from noon to 6 p.m. You are sure in for good time, good wine and good treats. If you want more information or directions, call Mike and Margaret at the winery at 877-351-8607.
Thank you Mike and Margaret for a wonderful time and being wonderful host!