Memorial Day Weekend at Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery is always a blast!
When they release a new wine at the same time….it turns into quite a party.
We had 25 Yoga students, with their mats spread out in the wide grassy area at the top of the hill. There, Brenda Wrischnik of Paola, led the class through the stages of Yoga, while the birds sang, the breeze rustled through the leaves on the vines. As they felt their bodies relax, the sky was a beautiful soft blue overhead. I have always said I could be in the worst mood and walk into the vineyard and immediately feel peace and happiness take over my mind, my body and certainly my attitude! I’m pretty sure everyone participating in the class went through the same attitude adjustment today, thanks to Brenda and Somerset Ridge.
I had the opportunity to discuss the class with several of the students immediately following the class and every one of them said it was probably the most perfect yoga class they have ever taken. You know that old saying “location, location, location”? Well, I think the vineyard is THE LOCATION for Yoga!
Strange how things work out….the yoga class over, they were ready to come into the winery and try the new wine, Aphrodite, a dry rose. As they wandered about the Tasting Room, they discovered Cindy had arranged for Napoleon’s, the number one French bakery in the Midwest, to have their Croissants, Almond Tarts and the most wonderful Raspberry Glazed Passion Fruit Mousse Cake there waiting for them. So much for diet and exercise! We do try to have wonderful food available on weekends.
Once again, the Veranda was packed with couples, groups, families, old friends….all enjoying the Spanish guitar of Jerrod Stephenson. Sitting there, enjoying the music, eating a box lunch, drinking a bottle of chilled crisp white or an big oaky red, or our new rose, Aphrodite (very much like the pinks of Southern France), they enjoyed one of those perfect weather days here in Kansas….a great time was had by all!