Pop Ups… Workshops… and Sip&Shops, OH MY! It’s time to shake off that sleepy wintery coziness and welcome Springtime! Gone are the days where you came to our winery simply to taste wine, our calendar has been filling up fast with fun, interactive classes and workshops.
To kick things off, on March 24th we are hosting the Spring Sip & Shop, our barrel room will be filled with all of your favorite local vendors. From clothing to makeup to cooking supplies… You name it! A lot of our vendors are wine club members, and personal friends of ours. We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to open a space for them to share their passions, and get to know all of you. It’s In The Sauce BBQ Food Truck will be onsite! Plus, there’s wine. (If you have a small business and would like to be a part of future events like this, let us know! The more the merrier!)
If you are one of those people that loves hands-on crafts and activities (and wine) we will be hosting a few unique classes starting with Profesh Cookie Decorating Classes on March 31st! The theme is Spring Fling! These classes are so much fun, and Christy Wishingrad totally brings the artist out in you! Even those of us who are not particularly artistic manage to walk away with beautiful cookies! Plus a complementary swag bag filled with goodies is yours to take home! These classes do fill up quickly, so be sure to order your tickets. If you can’t make it to this class, save the date for the Easter Edition which will be held on April 14th.
If you’re not a cookie person, but you’re a wine person, sign up for Scott’s April Winemaker Tasting in the library room. This is an exclusive opportunity to taste wine with Scott, ask questions, learn fun facts and gain wine knowledge. Scott is not in the tasting room very much, so take advantage of these tastings. The next one is on April 14th, and we have been planning them on the second Sunday of every month.
If you ever go anywhere, you’ve noticed that succulents are IN, but not just a pot of Jade, or Aloe, it’s all about beautiful and creative arrangements. Succulents are drought resistant and shockingly self sustaining. They also provide the perfect opportunity for creativity, and decor, inside and out! On April 7th Lydia and Tierra Gardens will give a succulent workshop, and you get to create and take home your unique terrarium! Lydia offers hands on and guided instruction, to bring out the green thumb in you. (and if you swear you can’t keep a plant alive, this is a great place to practice, who knows, you just might surprise yourself!
We know how much people love to paint and drink wine, so be sure to join us on April 12th for this fun painting class! Time To Paint with Wendy Berry is a special painting experience like no other. Wendy is attentive, patient and talented. Whether you love to paint, or feel like your artistic skills are lacking, this is the best class to learn tips and tricks, and unleash your inner artist.
For you chocolate lovers, Cocoa Roma will be at Strey for a Pop Up Shop on April 20th. These are hand-crafted chocolates with delicious flavors and designs, just in time for Easter! Custom design orders for baby showers, birthdays, wedding and more are available on site! Our dessert wines will compliment these lovely chocolates perfectly.
*Information on each of these events is on our website, and Facebook*
I REALLY didn’t want this blog to sound like a newsletter, I am just so excited for all of the fun we have planned. I hope to see you all this coming Saturday for the Verdelho release! I know I have not been in the tasting room much this month, between my birthday March 2nd, the field trip with Scott, Katie and Husband to 4 local wineries on March 9th, and attending the birth of my best friend’s baby girl on March 15th. I hope you’ve all had a great time visiting with Darcey, and getting a little extra Katie time. I hope you all know how much I miss you when I am away! Don’t forget that Friday nights I keep Strey open till 8 so you can pop in for a glass after work to wind down and catch up.