Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery

Bhavna and I were at Working Dog Winery in Robbinsville to listen to our friend Matt Robinson perform in the band Acoustic Road. Matt is a guitar instructor In Skillman, Montgomery Township. Acoustic Road performs well known acoustic rock and classic rock from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond.

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This is our first time at Working Dog Winery. After getting the lay of the land, we found a barrel to place our the picnic basket, which we had packed with cheese, salami, crackers, hummus, and corn chips. Back inside, we completed a wine tasting to get an idea of what we wanted to drink. We both agreed on a bottle of white wine, the Traminette, which is unusual since Bhavna likes dry red wines and I prefer a New England style Sour IPA.

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I bought a chilli dog from the Tower Dogs food truck which was parked on the grass. The hazy New England IPA would have been a better choice to have with a chilli dog. Not so much the wine.

Speaking of dogs, Working Dog Winery is a dog-friendly winery. Most of the guests brought dogs.

My friend Ed lives in East Windsor, a nearby town, and joined us for what turned out be a beautiful day of camaraderie, wine, sun, and classic rock.

I bracketed the images and applied a Kodakchrome film-grain Lightroom preset.

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Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Checked in at Hopewell Valley Vineyards.

The vineyards lie at the base of the Sourland Mountains and in close proximity of the Delaware Valley with heavy soils of clay and shale agriculturally classified as clay loam.

Bhavna and I decided to treat ourselves to an outing to the Hopewell Valley Vineyards. Her treat was a bottle of Pinot Grigio and my treat was listening to our friend, Matt, play classic rock and pop in their band, Acoustic Road.

We dined on a rustic pizza, Pizza Pinot Grigio, which was suggested as a good pairing with the Pinot Grigio wine, while listening to the band play U2's Where the Street Have No Name, We Can Work It Out by the Beatles, and many other billboard hits.

As the evening moved on and the sun went down, Bhavna pointed me to the left side of the open courtyard, toward the grape vines and the evening sky. I was treated to a fabulous evening sunset.