The transformation of the seasons is well underway.
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It is the beginning again. Farmer's can be seen all through the vineyards, trimming the vines that promise this year's juices and wines. And it is bitter work as the vines are dormant and suitable for pruning from January through March. The wind that blows off of Lake Erie can be brutal, sometimes reminding me of the biting Chicago cold. I am glad that pruning vines is not my job…I will remember to savor that glass of wine tonight, in honor of those pruner's cold fingers, noses, and toes.
I would be neglectful if I ignored the approaching month of love. We celebrate it here in North East, PA, with things to do with your valentine, honey, sweetie, or schnookums. Wine & Chocolate Weekend (February 14-16) is an annual favorite. selling out, year after year. If you are so inclined, now is the time to make your plans.
You can also treat your sweetie to a really romantic carriage ride while you take a break from the task of wine tasting. On Saturdays and Sundays through February 23, enjoy a 45-minute carriage ride through the very picturesque and historical Victorian Chautauqua Village. For information and reservations, visit this link to the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau.
Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast, North East, PA