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Old 10-10-2016, 03:21 PM   #59921
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Another update for those going and still considering going to Fredericksburg's GC:

Just got an email with the winery tours for groups of 10-20 people:

Group specials:
3 Winery Private Tour $79 per person plus tax
4 Winery Private Tour $99 per person plus tax (Mimosas and snacks included)

Off the Vine Wine Tours' packages consist of the following:

Scheduling/coordinating time of arrival at each winery based on availability and bookings.
Tasting fees at the wineries
Refreshing bottled water for all guest on the tour(Delicious mimosas for morning tours only)

Deposits are not necessary, but we will need a credit card on file and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I hope to hear back from you soon. Thank you for considering Off the Vine Wine Tours. Happy tasting!

Let me know what you all think and if that is something we want to do or do we want to go on our own.

FYI we can go on our own - average cost for wine tasting is between $12-$15 per winery.

Colleen
We discovered in the Napa Valley that if you guaranteed that you were going to buy a bottle or two or three, that the tasting fee would vanish like magic. Winery likes to get something from each visitor. Thus the "tasting fee" to keep it from being a total freeby for folks who have no intention of ever buying a bottle from them.

l vote for a trailmaster to lead 3 -4 packed vehicles to 2 or 3 wineries. Group outing, group fun, lower expense. We'll drive. Room for 4. See all of you on the 31st.
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We discovered in the Napa Valley that if you guaranteed that you were going to buy a bottle or two or three, that the tasting fee would vanish like magic. Winery likes to get something from each visitor. Thus the "tasting fee" to keep it from being a total freeby for folks who have no intention of ever buying a bottle from them.

l vote for a trailmaster to lead 3 -4 packed vehicles to 2 or 3 wineries. Group outing, group fun, lower expense. We'll drive. Room for 4. See all of you on the 31st.
We bought in Fredericksburg and I am buying again from our favorite winery while there. But no tasting fees ever vanished lol and I bought a lot of wine lol. I bought for friends who knew what they wanted.

Napa seems more friendly that way then Fredericksburg.
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I guess you didn't notice the time - it was just after midnight so that's night vision mode Dark colors (green grass) become bright colors.

When I first set those cameras up I was amazed at how much MORE stuff I see at night compared to the day. Bugs stand out like little LED's flying through the sky, anything with eyes immediately light up, when I run my dryer in the house the exhaust vent makes it looks like a storm outside, fun stuff to watch but then again, I'm pretty easy to entertain in that regard.
I guess I join you in the easy to entertain dept. I need a better night vision camera. The one on my back up camera isn't nearly as much fun. Of course I just spent the last 2 hours disassembling the black tank gate valve. ANYTHING and everything not connected to that chore seems entertaining.
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We bought in Fredericksburg and I am buying again from our favorite winery while there. But no tasting fees ever vanished lol and I bought a lot of wine lol. I bought for friends who knew what they wanted.



Napa seems more friendly that way then Fredericksburg.




From the Fred. TX wine association page:
Do all the wineries charge tasting fees? For the most part, yes. The fees vary and so does the tasting. Some wineries include an imprinted glass and the number of tastes can vary as well. The range of tasting fees is about $5 to $15. Also, some wineries will refund your tasting fee with a certain level of purchase (like 3 or 6 bottles of wine). Most also offer case discounts.






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Old 10-10-2016, 08:42 PM   #59926
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Last night I grilled cabbage using the foil wrap method with Annies pork chops and stuffing (not as good Earlenes Oyster Stuffing...) but it was a great dinner for a couple of mutants. Well anyway, we had cabbage leftover and somehow we gotta out of Hays Kansas (MMDC Resort) with 4 sausages from Warrens. So guess what we had for dinner.

We should have driven it up to MMDC West and made dinner for Don and Colleen. It's only 4 hours and 40 minutes up the road.
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It's so funny to watch a covey of Arizona quail run down the street. Jabbering away. Stopping here and there. The other morning it looked like they were chasing a rabbit up the street. But then he stopped and they did too. Then they started to roll and the rabbit ran with them.
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From the Fred. TX wine association page:
Do all the wineries charge tasting fees? For the most part, yes. The fees vary and so does the tasting. Some wineries include an imprinted glass and the number of tastes can vary as well. The range of tasting fees is about $5 to $15. Also, some wineries will refund your tasting fee with a certain level of purchase (like 3 or 6 bottles of wine). Most also offer case discounts.






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Guess we need to see if we can find a list. The one I am going to I will buy a case but they don't refund and I don't need a tasting session at.
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Guess we need to see if we can find a list. The one I am going to I will buy a case but they don't refund and I don't need a tasting session at.

I got this from the links you sent the other day... it does have a list of wineries...



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I got this from the links you sent the other day... it does have a list of wineries...



Diane toftSFM#64....... (The Original Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant) and is retired, duh!

I will go through those winery links and see what I find on prices. We went to 5 wineries and they all charged between 10-15. We were sent with list from friends and bought 6+ bottles per winery. But we didn't go to all of them there so I will research more.
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Well I guess all that talk about wine got people a drinkin it and that made for an early evening for all!

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Dumb dog keeps running around looking for that skunk!!! You would think she learned a lesson...
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I guess you didn't notice the time - it was just after midnight so that's night vision mode Dark colors (green grass) become bright colors.

When I first set those cameras up I was amazed at how much MORE stuff I see at night compared to the day. Bugs stand out like little LED's flying through the sky, anything with eyes immediately light up, when I run my dryer in the house the exhaust vent makes it looks like a storm outside, fun stuff to watch but then again, I'm pretty easy to entertain in that regard.
Besides, Carl enjoys watching grass grow 24/7.
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Wayne, my frig is a Dometic. They do sell just the gaskets, but they are REALLY proud of them. I bought a cut-to-fit set that comes as 4 L-shaped pieces that have the corners already formed. I paid $36 vs $200+ and it installs with double sided tape (another $16). I'll let you know if I wasted $52 and 6 hours of labor.

Replace the door when the seal goes bad? Sounds like another gotcha by an RV product supplier. No wonder people hate Norcold!
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