Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Viaggio Estate Winery

Saturday found us spending the day at a book seminar at Viaggio Estate Winery.  Historian, Rex Ruth, appeared with his book, Blood, Fire, and Faith

Any lover of history will enjoy this 3500 year trip through time following the development of our form of government as we know it today.  From Moses and the Ten Commandments, to the Magna Carta, to our Founding Fathers and the writing of our Constitution, and everything that occurred in between, freedom has been a hard fought for and precious gift. 

The wintry setting at Viaggio was grey and cool.  The gardens were just starting to resurrect from their winter sleep.  The vineyards were still slumbering. But as I strolled the grounds during lunch and breaks, I could easily image how this place would look at the height of summer in full, lush bloom.


Wouldn't this be a lovely staircase for a bride?

 
The private family home is hidden here.
This armored guard invites guests in  . . .
 . . . to take a comfortable seat.


Gentlemen set down their hats

and we enter the heraldry room.

Winding stairs lead us to mystery


and we find ourselves in a fanciful garden .

Where we ended our happy day.


Il nostro viaggio alla cantina è stato un giorno meraviglioso e siamo usciti molto felici.
Our travel to the winery was a wonderful day and we came away very happy.
 

13 comments:

Felisol said...

Great photo journalistic report.
Such great surroundings for a journey into history.
You look very happy indeed, and who wouldn't after such an impressive,interesting trip.

Ginny said...

How special! Everything is so beautiful and peaceful, like stepping back in time...

trailbee said...

This looks like a wonderful place. Glad you found it.

Sandy said...

Great post and also love the photo of you and Don.

Fida said...

Sempre fotografie meravigliose!

Annie said...

Grazie, Fida, per le gentili parole.

Diane AZ said...

What an interesting place and event. I like the spiral staircase and garden. Beautiful pictures!

Marja said...

A wonderfull experience, in a wonderfull place and some wonderfull learning

Stephanie said...

A beautiful winery Annie! I don't think I've ever been to quite such a lovely one.

Lea said...

Thank you for taking us along with you to this beautiful place... and I love that pic of you and Don... it makes my heart smile! XO

Jeanie said...

This is a GORGEOUS place -- and I love how you captured it so well. Maybe you and Don should be walking down that staircase. In that photo you look as happy as newlyweds. But then, maybe even happier now. What a great time!

Barbara said...

Interesting trip.

Noelle Clearwater said...

Fantastically beautiful journey. Thank you!
Noelle