Red Door Inn
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... in all a very prosperous as well as fertile looking valley.
We visited the Winery that produced the Pinot Noir we drank last night and inevitably bought a bottle for some special occasion later in our trip (or just an evening when we fancy it!). Paced ourselves with wine and food because we were to be collected at 5.15 that evening for the Wine Train extravaganza!
An opportunity to get dressed up – ...
... out after our drive. As we couldn't check in until 3pm we headed to Hess Winery (who happens to also own Peter Lehmann in Australia) and had a cheese tasting plate with matching wines. Hess also has an incredible collection of new contemporary art. It was sensational. Only 20% was on display, so I can only imagine the collection that he has at home. Some of the pieces were extraordinary. My favourite was an old typewriter that had flames coming ...
... looked appetizing!
We were completely stuffed by the time we left the restaurant and by the time we got home, I was exhausted. It has been quite an eventful day and I had so much fun! I was really looking forward to this day and I was definitely not disappointed! The wine tasting was just awesome and it was really neat to see how things were made. Time to relax and have an early night (if that's possible) and see what's in store for tomorrow! ...
-Read up about the 3 placements I requested: Sendai, Miyagi; Yamanashi; and Hiroshima.
-Found lists of possible questions on the JET forums, quizzing myself so that I could think quickly.
I got into Japan Town, dressed in my business wear, two hours early. This way, I could relax, ...
... conspiracy. They can't all have run out, they must be hiding it from you!
Proceed to third winery. Taste 5 more wines and somehow steal one lunch. Rejoice in money saved by stolen lunch.
Go to fourth winery. Allow previous wines make you forget how many wines were consumed there. Do remember it was quite busy though.
Crawl (onto bus to get) to fifth and final winery. Meet nice wine pourer who allows you to taste six more wines.
NB: Number of ...