During this holiday, we decided to visit Armstrong Winery and Vineyard. It's a peaceful vineyard out in Halifax, PA.
The selections of wines were actually pretty broad compared to some of the other vineyards we have been to, so it was hard to choose only 5 samples for the tasting.
One of the specialties of Armstrong is their many different fruit wines, including strawberry, blackberry (which I tried, and it was very strong of the berry taste), apple, peach, cherry, and plum.
The one I tried here was the plum wine, which was very sour and tart. I think I'll pass.
All of the other wines I tried I really enjoyed. We ended up buying the Traminette semi-sweet wine. It has a base of lavender.
The property is quite big for a Pennsylvanian vineyard. We have been to a few others and this one was a good size.
They have many open areas for guests events, including weddings, live music, festivals, and other parties.
Built in 1769, the property has also a few guest houses that we were permitted to tour.
The wedding reception hall.
And of course, the actual vineyard right in the middle of the property. The weather was a bit humid today, but otherwise nice and sunny.
More outside sitting areas for guests to enjoy the vineyard and possible live music.
Right outside the Armstrong family's personal house, they had a huge garden.
Another building we were allowed in was the Summer Kitchen, which was the first building build on the property in the 1700's and the Armstrong family's first home.
They even had the original steel stove that they used.
Have to fit in my #ootd. :)
We toured back into the garden....
...All the way back to the main building where the wines are fermented.
Another unique feature of this vineyard is the amount of cats they own. They own and take care of 30 cats, who all roam freely around the property.
We fed one of the horses as well.
She was mad when we stopped giving her food. :(
This one cat kept following us around after we petted her.
Here she comes!
Close up of the grape vines.
And the same cat following us!
One last walk through the garden....
Make of the day! Selca time....
And lastly, a close up of the Traminette wine we purchased.
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