"Wine Saturday" was a bright, sunny winter day, no snow anywhere in Northern Virginia. I went to what is now my Number One Favorite vineyard and winery in the area, Otium Cellars. This winery has everything: delicious wines, friendly people, beautiful scenery, a splendid woodworked tasting room with a real wood stove, and also a barn and stables with horses, some of which are prizewinning dressage and event competitors. How could it be better? If only they had a luxury bed-and-breakfast for us drinkers. But the Otium people say that is not in the plans.
There were plenty of tasters and drinkers at the shiny wooden bar and tables, including this one at the table next to mine. She twisted her lovely blonde tresses as she sipped dark red Dornfelder.
Top drawing, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on iPad. Bottom drawing, fine point gel pen on sketchbook page, about 6" x 6". February 9, 2013.