Driving through the picturesque eastern townships we came across maaany vineyards. It was hard to choose which one to turn into - after all - if you're at the vineyard ya have to taste, right ? I was the only driver for our rental car, so with no designated driver, we couldn't stop at them all ! But ... we lucked out again ! We choose to turn into Domaine des Cotes d'Ardoise a vineyard that was also hosting an outdoor exhibit of 120 sculptures situated throughout their grounds.
After a long lovely stroll through the grounds, discovering all the sculptures, we went for a wine tasting. Jenna, on the right is 20 and Caela is 15. Our host set up glasses for all of us so we just went along and throughly enjoyed the generous samples of 7 of their products. Caela was pretty quiet in the back seat after that. Jenna and I each bought 4 bottles to take home which later proved to be a pain in the ass to pack into our luggage. But what the heck - it was worth it to share it with my husband and friends back at the farm. A few years ago, while traveling through B.C.'s okanagan valley, we had gone for a wine tasting at Mission Hill near Kelowna. Both my husband and I couldn't believe the swill they were serving the guests and left empty handed !
|view from the top of the vineyard|
|sculptures in the wood|
|wondering what to do with your horseshoe collection ?|
|or your defunct water heaters ?|
|I'm sure we've got enough material here at the farm to put together a herd of these fellas|
Although it was hard to choose, this sculpture was probably my favorite. Just to give you an idea of scale - the wing span on these creatures is at least 12 feet.
Below is another favorite... so creative, fantastic use of materials !
|church at historic Knowltown|
Most of the pictures here were taken by Caela. I had started leaving my camera behind as it seemed that all three of us were taking the same pictures and Caela has a better eye for a good shot than I.