Thirsty Thursday #4: Treehouse Vineyards Edition

Are y’all THIRSTY yet?!

You sure ought to be, because it is THURSDAY!!!

Do you like wine?

Do you like tree houses?

I can’t imagine anyone that DOESN’T like wine and tree houses, or at least one of the two! Treehouse Vineyards in downtown Monroe is such a treat to discover. A few weeks back, my mom and I took a little road trip over to Union county and tried it out and I cannot wait to go back. There is currently a two person tree-house that you can spend the night in! This fall their eight person tree-house will be ready to rent!

As soon as we drove up, I felt at home 🙂 :

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Inside the tasting room we found requisite winery gift shop delights!

There was plenty of great jewelry, funny paper napkins, and sparkly wine themed shirts!

Neon sign that proclaims the truth!!

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During the tasting, if you don’t like something you can dump it in the Solo goblet…which I did not do because everything was delicious! Plenty of the little wine cracker to nosh while you sip. There is a cooler case full of cheese and meat appetizers you can buy (very reasonably priced) to snack on while you sip. They even have Palmetto Cheese. SWOON.

I gotta tell you, the wines were GOOD. I’m not really a sweet wine person, and much of what is made in North Carolina IS sweet. That’s because muscadines grow well here, and many varieties of wine grapes just don’t. I’ve tried quite a lot of wineries in NC, and even in the Yadkin Valley it’s pretty common to find wines that just aren’t very good. This is a winery does a great job making delicious wine, mostly with fruit they grow in their own vineyard. All this is coupled with friendly staff that didn’t act snooty. It was a refreshing change!

My favorite wine was “Sweet Union”. I could drink that stuff all day long! All the wines have names with really great stories behind them. You’ll have to take the tour to learn all about them!  Possibly the greatest thing is that you can get any of their by-the-glass wines made in to a wine slush. A. WINE. SLUSH. Seriously.

This is the Date Night Treehouse that you can rent by the HOUR.

I’m not even kidding.

If you peak back in the tree you can see little bits of the tree house hiding in the trees!

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Inside and front porch of the Date Night treehouse.

 

The view from the front porch.

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Because wine slush y’all.

WINE.

SLUSH.

Take a friend! Take a picnic! Take a book! Take a board game! This is a wonderful location for a family afternoon outing. There are porch swings hanging from trees. There is “corn hole”. There are plenty of places to sit back and enjoy the view, even if you don’t (or aren’t old enough to) drink. There is even a great tin roof to listen to, just in case it rains.

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For real–if you’re going to visit a vineyard in the Piedmont of North Carolina, this is one of the most fun. Just be sure to get a wine slush and some Palmetto Cheese! Yum!

Tell them Coon-Smith Sutlery sent you!

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