It was on a scorching Saturday in July that I met up with my friend Colleen at Iron Plow Vineyards for lunch and a wine tasting. We’d selected Iron Plow because they allowed us to bring our own food, had 3 flavors of wine slushies, and are dog-friendly. Alas, the temperature had risen well into the nineties just before we set out so we elected to leave our furbabies at home. After winding my way up the driveway past leafy green vineyards, I arrived at Iron Plow’s tasting room. Outside of the tasting room is an elevated patio with picturesque views of the substantial vineyards. Inside, the tasting room exudes plenty of country charm with its wine barrel tables, homey décor and the most important feature of all – AC!
On to the wine tasting! Colleen is a dry wine enthusiast and it was a great bonus to have her insight on this aspect of the wine tasting. While Colleen enjoyed the slightly smoky Marechal Foch, the Chardonnay with its floral notes and the zesty, slightly acidic Sauvignon Blanc, the wine that won her heart was the 2018 Leon Millet. A dry red with a chocolate raisin scent, the Leon Millet was reminiscent of a port wine but not as heavy. In the meantime, I indulged in the grapefruit sweetness of Tickle Me Pink, the subtle blackberry notes of Little Black Dress, the unique mix of lime and sangria of Get Plowed and the citrusy sweetness of Iron Plow White. But the winner of the day for me was the Spin the Bottle. Slightly carbonated with notes of apple, Spin the Bottle tapped into my affection for both hard cider and sweet wine.
Iron Plow Vineyards hosts live music year round, has a disc golf course located right at the winery and has recently opened in tasting room in Mount Holly, NJ that yours truly will have to check out. Most of all, Iron Plow Vineyards is the perfect place to meet up with an old friend.
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