Posts Tagged ‘vineyard’
By Cheryl Hurd
The energy at Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery is as fluid and varied as the wines sampled in their hillside tasting room. Just a few hours drive from the Valley, a few miles outside of Sedona, and walking distance to a lush bird sanctuary along Oak Creek, this Cornville vineyard and winery embraces visitors with a comfortable at-home feeling, whether home is Alaska, New Jersey, halfway around the globe, or a few minutes down the road.
BY AIMEE WELCH
In Arizona, a state better known for chimichangas than Chardonnay, serious winemakers are producing some surprisingly good whites,” reported the Wall Street Journal in a 2007 article titled “The United States of Wine.” Back in 2007, Arizona’s wine industry was just ramping up and, today, Arizona wines are bringing in accolades from the industry’s most respected wine publications and reviewers. With momentum on their side, Arizona’s viticulture and winemaking experts aren’t only doing it well, they’re doing it green. They’re laying the roots (literally) for an industry that will continue to thrive in Arizona, says Peggy Fiandaca, President of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “It is so much more than about making a great bottle of wine or promoting an industry. It is about making a great life for ourselves, our families and our communities. It is about legacy and what we pass on to future generations.”
If you’re rummaging around thrift stores, antique markets, and garage sales for your upcoming wedding, you can easily find fabulous personalized touches. Treasures such as vintage silver-plated tea sets, sugar bowls, and candy dishes are easy finds, inexpensive and oh-so-elegant wedding décor. As a greener alternative to an event typically filled with items that will end up in the landfill, seeking out used decor adds a dash of something soulful to your wedding day.
Like every bride-to-be, I spent months agonizing over wedding plans – living and dying by the budget. I will say that nothing I had experienced in my professional life would prepare me for the realities of planning a wedding. The average wedding today costs anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 and some luxe weddings even double and triple that amount.
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
—Harriet Ann Jacobs
If you are as addicted to Pinterest as I am, take a moment and search “spring.” You’ll find that the top two types of photos that pop up are flowers and spring fashion—my two favorite things. Looking at so many great ideas from the “pin boards” gives me an overwhelming desire to take on more gardening and shopping!