Bacheloretting in Wine Country, VA Pt. 2

Monday, May 11, 2015

(to see pt. 1 of Nikki’s Bachelorette weekend celebration, click here!)
Saturday was beautiful and I was beyond ready to be outside for a fun filled day. I woke up fairly early and enjoyed a nice cup of jo on the screened in porch (aka my favorite spot in the house). We all ate a hearty breakfast of eggs, bagels and fruit before heading to wineries with Blue Ridge Wine Tours.  Our first stop was Afton Mountain Vineyard. I was blown away by the views. We wine tasted in a private room then headed outside to the pavilion to relax. Next we headed to King Family Vineyard (my fav!) where most of us decided to skip the tasting and instead, buy a bunch of bottles and dig into our lunch we brought on the beautiful patio. For lunch we had a pretty large spread of your traditional winery snacks; cheese, bread, grapes, veggies w/ dip, hummus, etc. I was so amazed on how lively King Family Vineyard was. People were everywhere hanging out and enjoying the amazing weather.

Our last winery was Pollak Vineyard.  We enjoyed another tasting room all to ourselves. Pollak had my favorite wines which included the Viognier and the Rosé that were perfect for warmer weather. Once again, I was blown away by the beauty of the blue ridge mountain views. The tour company extended our tour by an hour so we could ‘enjoy’ ourselves longer. We were totally surprised when an upgraded shuttle bus picked us up for the drive home.  

We all took a little siesta before our fiesta began! After our naps, we gathered in the library to open up Nikki’s “naughty” gifts which were hilarious. (just look at everyone’s faces!) Soon after, as a team, we made one of my favorites for dinner, Salmon Tacos with Tomatillo Avocado Slaw and had fresh made guac and chips to snack on! We all ate dinner together out on the patio and enjoyed the sunset! 

Next it was Piñata time, only Nikki would be the only one swinging. We blindfolded the bride and spun her around. It was pretty entertaining to see her swing nowhere near the
Piñata. She managed to break the stick so we searched for a replacement (broom) and after a few minutes was able to break it! 

We had some other activities/games up our sleeves. All gathered in the living room, we played the underwear game. We each bought Nikki a pair of underwear and she had to guess who bought what. For each wrong answer… DRINK!  I decided to go on the funny side and get her faux denim undies! We also made a little memento for Nik by all putting on different colored lipsticks and kissing a piece of paper & signing our name. Mallory decided to basically make out with the paper and had the biggest/open mouthed lip print we had ever seen which resulted in a ton of laughs. 
We ended the night with a barbie cake for dessert (I loved that the barbie had dark hair like Nik) and some photo booth fun! The next day we all traveled to Roanoke, VA for Nikki’s Bridal Shower, which I posted previously here. It was such an amazing weekend full of fun memories. Checkout pics from part 2 of the weekend below!  I love you Nikki and cannot wait for your big day in less than a month!
 


Afton Mountain Vineyard


King Family Vineyard


Pollak Vineyard
 



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