I have never taken so many photos in one day before, but the Coastal Wine Trail Kickoff at Truro Vineyards was such a beautiful and delicious event, I just couldn’t stop! As a result, I am splitting the day up into 2 parts, and I will post part 2 tomorrow.
Sunday started off gray and humid in Boston, but by the time we were on Cape Cod, the clouds had split, and a beautiful blue sky and cool, dry air had taken over.
On the way up, we stopped at a Cape favorite, Box Lunch, for their famous rollwiches. I’ll cover that in a separate Cape Cod food post this week
We arrived at Truro Vineyards early which gave us a chance to wander their beautiful property as well as the winding country road that the winery is located on.
The Truro Vineyards tasting room and tasting pavilion are surrounded by vineyards, and the tasting room/store is housed in a classic old New England home.
Their variety of wines, including those in their signature lighthouse bottles, fill the store.
We eventually saw other people making their way under the tasting tent set up on the front lawn, so we went to check in as well. (For the sake of full disclosure, I did receive a complimentary ticket to this event.)
Of course, I found the winery dog, Betty, pretty quickly. I threw the ball for her oh, maybe 20 times, and she was still going strong when we left. She is exactly the type of dog I would love to have. There was food everywhere, and she didn’t try to eat any of it!
Naturally, our first taste of wine came from Truro Vineyards. My favorite was the 2008 Vignoles, but I also enjoyed their cranberry wine, which I tried at last year’s event.
I am a pretty big fan of their (Atlantic Wine Competition Award Winning) Newport Riesling with its refreshing mineral flavors, and I was excited to try it again. I loved their table presentation and its picnic like theme.
A couple of tastes of wine made us a little hungry, and luckily there was some delicious food on offer. I enjoyed several phyllo cups filled with mascarpone cheese and topped with specialty jellies and jams from The Chatham Jam and Jelly Shop. With its little bit of heat, I enjoyed the red pepper jelly the most. It paired perfectly with the very creamy cheese.
There was also some cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake from Wild Flour Bakery. The flourless chocolate cake was one of the most chocolate-y decadent bites of dessert I have ever had. It was so rich that 2 bites probably would have made a completely satisfying dessert.
The vanilla cheesecake with honeyed walnuts was also amazing.
Of course, we had to stop to visit our favorite winery’s table. We first tried Travessia wines at last year’s kickoff event, and we have been big fans and wine club members ever since. The Bastard Rosé, as I have said many times on this blog, is my favorite summer wine.
It was also great to see Travessia’s owner and winemaker, Marco Montez. Marco is such a nice guy, and he has a lot of interesting information about his wines.
I am looking forward to a visit to Travessia’s winery sometime soon for a barrel tasting of their newest red.
I am off to watch the finale of Lost, so I will leave you wanting more Coastal Wine Trail Kickoff deliciousness. Tomorrow I am going to a lunch with the CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farms, so I will have a recap of that as well. Lots of exciting things going on!
Have a great night everyone! I know all of the great sunshine, wine, food, and people we met today have tired me out!