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Let's Get Away. Part 2

I had never been to a winery before.  This one has a unique story and is beautiful!  Day 2 of our mini-vacation included visiting  Shelton Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting experience.

We got caught in some pretty heavy storms during our new adventure...   but it was fun.

We enjoyed hearing about how 2 brothers, Charlie and Ed Shelton purchased this land at an auction in 1994, with no idea as to what they'd be doing with the land.  It was just a few miles from where the brothers grew up.

 The grounds are meticulously kept and breathtaking.

 I love the cool musty air, and the earthy, sweet smell inside  where the wine barrels are kept.
For a little over $500 you can purchase a barrel and have an inscription put on it.  The barrel stays in the cellar and houses wine for up to 5 years before the barrel is turned over to it's owner.  (minus the wine, of course).  During that 5 years, a case of wine is shipped to you each year and at the end of the 5 years you have to go to the…