Vacation Recap ~ Evergreen {July 16, 2013}

Evergreen, CO.

A gem of a town not far from the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Have you been?

Thanks to my wine blogging mama {Grape Experiences} and her expert social skills, we had a date with the fabulous winemaker, Michelle Cleveland, over at Creekside Cellars in Evergreen, CO on Tuesday. As soon as mama arrived in town, she grabbed Steph and me from Liz’s place in the Jeep Wrangler rental car and we headed straight to Evergreen. We sat down for lunch and enjoyed the Warm Brie & Grilled Veggie Crostini appetizer, which was divine. I then ordered the most perfect Prosciutto & Fig Panini. I’m pretty confident I could have successfully eaten 12 more it was so delicious. “Perfect” doesn’t even begin to describe my meal. You’ll just have to taste it for yourself! Meeting the chef who prepared this goodness was a treat in itself as she was the most warm and kind woman I’ve met. Being that she’s a self-taught cook made me appreciate my meal that much more (I’m ALL about following your passion)!

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During our lunch we each enjoyed a wine flight. My mom and I chose the White Flight and tasted Creekside Cellars’ Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. We were also poured a bit of Rose too. My palette is unfortunately not as defined as hers, so make sure to hop over to Grape Experiences for more educated thoughts, but my White Flight hit the spot. I love my whites, especially in the summertime. I may not have a defined palette but I sure know a pleasing wine when I taste it – and Creekside Cellars did not disappoint!

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Vacation Recap - Evergreen | www.kateandtrudy.com

We were so lucky to enjoy a great conversation with Michelle when she shared lunch with us and were even luckier to receive a first class tour of the winery!

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Vacation Recap - Evergreen | www.kateandtrudy.com

Vacation Recap - Evergreen | www.kateandtrudy.com

Vacation Recap - Evergreen | www.kateandtrudy.com

Vacation Recap - Evergreen | www.kateandtrudy.com

Michelle is an outstanding winemaker and if you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing Creekside Cellars in Colorado yet, I hope you’ll be able to do so soon! Thanks for showing us a beautiful time, Michelle.

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