Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Vino & Vinyasa ROCKED! Given the concept: yoga in a barrel room, candle lit, followed by a tour and wine pairing with delicious vegetarian snacks, I was not worried.

It was so neat to get up early on Saturday, load the car with some fellow winos/yogis and head to Dobbes Family Estate for a morning of fun. The barrel room looked so cool lit by tea lights and before we knew it we were tree posing next to fermenting wine barrels. The yoga was perfect for this sort of program, it was basic enough for a beginner but moved fast enough for those who have been practicing for a while. The mood was light, but the surroundings were pretty profound. The instructor Nichole kept referring back to the similarities between wine and yoga. The common virtues of patience and respect for the earth. I loved it. Balance in life is my thing...the ying and yang. I wouldn't have loved the yoga as much without the wine, and wouldn't have enjoyed the wine as much without the yoga. So there you have it!

After Dobbes we got ambitious. First stop: Argyle. After all of these trips to Dundee, it was a must! And finally, oh finally, I have my hands on the Black Brut, a sparkling 100% pinot noir that is delicious, looks so cool in the glass AND is only sold at the tasting room.

The ladies seemed to love the array of sparklings at Argyle and from here we decided to head to The Four Graces. I have had some of TFG wine on a few occasions and loved it. The tasting room, right off 99 in Dundee is adorable. Think family farmhouse with modern accents. I abstained from tasting as I was behind the wheel, but from the decibel level in the room, I think the patrons were happy. Last stop? Rex Hill, cauz why not?! Jolie's grandmother happens to love Rex Hill and most of the crowd had not been. I'm a sucker for a fireplace, so I was in. It was surprising to realize as we crowded around the fire that it was well past 4 o'clock. Where had the day gone?!

Apparently Vino & Vinyasa will be hosting an afternoon at another one of my favorites-Stoller Vineyards. Stay tuned for more info...I am a new fan!


  1. That was so fun! Can't wait to do it again!

  2. Amy this sounds amazing. I would love to go some time and dying for some of that black brut pinot....

  3. Vino & Vinyasa rocks. I am in to do it again anytime!