Live in the Vineyard: A Weekend of Wine and Music

A Last Minute Trip Revitalizes Love of Music

Imagine my surprise when I learned that I was a Grand Prize Winner in the Live in the Vineyard Sweepstakes: an all-expenses paid trip for two to Napa Valley for a weekend of live music, wine, and fun.  I entered the contest on a whim while standing in line at the Downtown Orlando Food and Wine Fest, and, before I knew it, I was packing my bags and headed to Northern California.

The weekend’s events included a wine tasting with several local vineyards, a series of concerts for contest winners and VIPs, and a food demonstration.  Highlights included a private concert by Richard Marx at the Beringer Vineyards, and seeing  Jason Mraz live in concert at Napa’s Uptown Theatre.  We were also introduced to some new up-and-comers, including Meiko, Mayer Hawthorne, and Susan Justice.  The event concluded with a cooking demonstration, and I ended my trip with an overnight detour to San Francisco before I begrudgingly made my way back to the East Coast.

Live in the Vineyard revitalized my interest in music, and I look forward to making a return visit to the wineries.

Disclosure: I won this trip. No compensation was exchanged, except some free tickets for me personally and many glasses of wine.

Serving up craft ideas, event ideas, and general dry wit, Abbey enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and her cocker spaniel. She also has a collection of license plates reflecting the several states where she has resided. If you have a question about, well, anything, Abbey can usually find the answer. She loves planning trips, volunteer work, crafting, cooking, and learning new things to share with the Live Pretty audience.

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