Thursday, August 11, 2011

Johnny Depp meets Skywatch

Sunday the motorcycle took us to WineHaven Winery in Chisago City for a wine tasting. O.K., so the first state that comes to mind when you think wine isn't usually Minnesota, but this winery only imports grapes for their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the rest come from this beautiful little valley.
Below is the sky view across a corn field leaving the winery. All in all a perfect day for a ride, a sip or two of rhubarb wine or honey mead, a jazz trio backed by incredibly blue skies and lakes.

See more skies from all over our dear planet @ Skywatch Friday

Wino Forever
Johnny Depp's tattoo once read 'Winona Forever'


Ms. Becky said...

initially I wasn't making the J.D. connection, so thanks for pointing that out for someone thick like me! very clever on your part, and that's no surprise. beautiful skies Noni. Rhubarb wine sounds so good. for some reason this post is reminding me of a Winona Ryder movie that I've been wanting to re-watch - How To Make An American Quilt. happy SWF to you!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of wine yard. The sky is great.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. My state is the same way, most people wouldn't associate NC with wine vineyards but we do have them.

Sivinden said...

Lovely shots of the sky and landscapes!

Liz said...

So neat and beautiful.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

tw3 said...

You've got Tanecetum in that basket. I just picked some.

Like the Dook, I'm pouting but no blues coming out.
Your blues are magnificent.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies and beautiful landscapes. Always enjoy visiting our vineyards here in the northwest -- we do actually have them here, too. Love your captures for the day as always! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!


clairz said...

Lovely. We have some nice wine/blues and wine/jazz festivals here in southern New Mexico. Never go there on a bike, though!

Photo Cache said...

the combination of blue sky and vineyard is lovely.

My sky is here

Owlfarmer said...

There are few things better than good shots of clouds and thoughts of wine. I have a friend in Oregon who owns a vineyard, and I've thought seriously of applying for a position as a picker--there's something really appealing about the idea of being there at the beginning.

California Girl said...

Many states are growing grapes & creating boutique wineries with much success. In the northeast, VT, ME & NH are lettng the grapes freeze, harvesting, then pressing to create a delicious dessert wine known as "ice wine". It's great! They also produce, during the warm months, regular vintages too. MN is getting in on the action.

Hildred and Charles said...

From one wine country to another, happy vintage!

Genie said...

What beautiful photographs. I would love to have seen them in person. We have a number of Virginia wineries near our home, but I have need been to visit any of them. I guess I need to make a stop with my camera in hand. The skies above all of those grape vines are stunning. Genie

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a well-tended vineyard!


Sky above and earth below—
Onward on my way I go;
Earth below and sky above—
I am satisfied, my love.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cemetery Sky

chubskulit said...


Chasing the sun is my skywatch.

forgetmenot said...

Noni, Yes, a perfect day for a ride, sipping wine, and listening to great music--all under a beautiful blue sky. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely skies and landscapes :)

Andrea said...

beautiful skies you have there!

jabblog said...

It sounds like a perfect day out. Vineyards are so neat and attractive. There are a few small vineyards near us producing very palatable white wine - not the first thing you associate with southern England but the saying is that if the land can grow hops (for beer) it can grow grapes.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Vinyard shot..we have one close to here..the Biltmore Estate.
as to "Sky King"..yes I do remember
Beautiful skies you have there.

Arti said...

Just Awesome pics... The cloud formation looks fabulous, loved it!!
Have a wonderful weekend:)

Daryl said...

See this is why tattoos dedicated to a current love interest are a bad idea.. wine on the other hand never cheats

Joe Todd said...

Great view and a great day no doubt

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.


i beati said...

You are so clever and by the way great title - rhubarb wine sounds superb- just ride free..loving it .sandy

Maria said...

Fun Sky Watch post!
I will definitely have to try rhubarb wine sometime~ We have many rhubarb plants in our garden. Rhubarb wine is one treat made with rhubarb I've never tried!
Have a happy Sunday!

Laloofah said...

Ha, see there? I'd missed your post too! (Only not really, because the same "less than a week" rule applies). :-) I am intrigued now, and must put "Try Rhubarb Wine" on my Bucket List. (Not that I'm wanting an entire bucket of it. I'd need to sport a tat like JD's if I were!) I'll bet it's good! I haven't been to a vineyard since we visited one near Memphis, TN many moons ago; another state you don't associate with vineyards and vintners. I was in Sonoma County, CA much more recently, but only got to ride by the beautiful vineyards as a captive passenger. Bummer!

The skies over both the vineyard and the cornfield are so pretty... nice, soft summer skies. I love the puffer clouds, and those grapevines are particularly photogenic.

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