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. Mat is a guitar instructor whom we met several years ago when Bhavna started working in his wife’s healthcare practice. As the name suggests, Acoustic Road performs well known acoustic rock and classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s, 80’s and beyond.

Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (27.4 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (22 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

This is our first time at Working Dog Winery. After getting the lay of the land, we found a barrel to place out 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.

Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.077 sec at f/5.6, ISO1600), © Khürt L. Williams

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.

Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (40.1 mm, 0.008 sec at f/20, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams
Matt Robinson —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (44.1 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams

Thomas Sweet Cafe

I decided to take my Wednesday morning status meeting WebEx conference from Thomas Sweet Cafe. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. I had a blueberry scone and a small cappuccino. The cafe offers free Wi-Fi, but the connection is, and bandwidth is not great. However, the connection to the Xfinity hotspot was strong and stable.

Thomas Sweet Cafe, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.033 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
Thomas Sweet Cafe, Skillman, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.004 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams