The main building is GORGEOUS!!! What we learned while on the winery tour was that the building was constructed partly of a structure from the dairy farm and the remainder from an old school and other repurposed materials. The environmentalist in me is extra excited about the fact that all the water needed for the site is provided by a natural spring on the property and all the electrical power is 100% provided by solar panels placed around the winery. Gotta love a self sustainable winery!!
The wine…. I think they said they produce 9 varieties of wine and do not use any grapes that are not grown on site. We did a tasting and got to try 6 of them! We ended up going with the Barcelona Red… it as slightly dry, a little fruity and a nice light red.
I know, I know… now the FOOD!!!! Some was amazing, some was decent and one was pretty disappointing. I ‘ll start with the best of the day!! It turned out that the best we had were the first two things we ate.
The Morris Truck is a phenomenal grilled cheese truck! Lets just say our grilled cheese was so good we said at the end of the day that we should have skipped a couple things and just eaten more grilled cheese hahaha! Heres what we had… The Jerk- Ale Cheddar, Shallots, Chicken Chorizo and Jerk Sauce! O.M.G!!!!! Mouth watering delicious!
Next up…. Waffle De Lys!! Oh so yummy!!! A potato and cheese belgian waffle topped with pulled pork!!! The waffle was crisp on the outside soft on the inside, the pork had a great slightly smokey flavor and was delicious!!!
And because that wasn’t enough heres what else we had…..
Empanadas from The Empanada Guy
Roast Pork & Rice from el Lechon de Negron… no idea what was in the sauce over top the pork but it was GOOD!
Then last and sadly pretty disappointing… the beef tenderloin sandwich from the in house caterer, Branches… heres the thing, I’ve heard great things about Branches but this sandwich was not worth the money… while the beef was tender there was just a small slice and all you tasted was the sweetness of the brioche…. My opinion, use a cheaper cut of steak and load it up, make the meat the star!
~should have had another grilled cheese~
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING OUT LAURITA WINERY BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS HOSTING AWESOME EVENTS! NEXT WEEKEND THEY ARE HAVING AN IRISH FESTIVAL!!! HERES THE INFO…
~maybe i’ll run into you!~