It's all very fun and entertaining ... to everyone but our kids. They're not the biggest fans of tagging along on our wine adventures, and have put together a very solid business plan on how we should transition The Wijn House from wine shop to a pet store.
They are, however, excited to go back to Fox Ridge Winery near Traer, Iowa - because they have a dog! Siva is the name of the very friendly pooch that entertained our kids while we tasted. They ran laps around each other while we loaded cases into the car and played fetch with a tennis ball, though it was hard to figure out if the dog or the kids did more of the fetching.
Fox Ridge features warm-climate dry reds including a nice Pinot Noir & a very popular Malbec. Their "Little bit cRAZy" is semi-sweet raspberry white wine that sold out VERY quickly the first time we tasted them and we're sure it will again. For those with a sweet tooth they offer a sweet Riesling with hints of peach and tropical flavors, as well as a sweet red Concord named "Deti-Vino" that is dedicated to their grandchildren.
Come try Fox Ridge Winery at The Wijn House this week!