I never knew Wakefield Country Inn & Vineyards even existed until we were invited to go with our friends. I felt like I was at home all weekend long! The hospitality and companionship are beyond compare to any other B&B I have ever been to.
Upon arrival there a fresh chocolate chip cookies waiting for you in your room. YUM! Pam and Steve gave us the official tour of the property along with a simple, "let us know what you need." After settling in with our luggage we were invited to the tatsing room for appetizers and a wine tasting. The white wines were first and all absolutely amazing. I decided right then to go home with at least a case of a mixed bag of all of the whites. The dinner was AMAZING! Being the main cook in my home, it was a welcomed change of pace to have 4 star service. Pam's cooking is like the meals "momma used to make." After dinner we retreated to the porch with a bottle of the Reisling. It was so peaceful to listen to the buslte of the leaves on the trees and just hear nature. We saw several animals, but I must say my favorite is the cat, Blacky. He is a mild mannered black cat who was glad for some company on the porch.
After the best night's sleep I have ever had, I was awakened by the sweet scent of homemade biscuits. I grabbed my Wakefield robe from the closet and made my way to the dining room. We had eggs, bacon, biscuits, fresh pineapple, and coffee. I jokingly asked if wine for breakfast was an option.
Once my belly was full, I decided to shower up for the day. The bathroom is quite nice with a spot to sit down and do your make-up as well as a walk in shower.
We opted for the Sportman's package and were soon off to fish in the pond. What a great little fishing hole. I mainly went to take photos of my husband, but saw how many he was catching and decided to give it a whirl myself. Three casts and three fish! After he had his fill of fishing we were off to do a little skeet shooting. There is a perfect spot right by the tree line to shoot. From the porch we heard Pam tell us it was time for lunch.
What a great place for a cookout for lunch! Burgers on the grill and WINE! I took a nap in the hammock while waiting my turn for the massage. After my hour of a relaxing massage, I treated myself to more cookies and wine. I was at a Vineyard after all!
Now time to taste the red wines with more delightful appetizers. Wow, just wow. Hands down the best wine I have ever tasted. All of them were delicious, but my favorites were the Pinot Noir (Sex in the Vineyard) and the Blackberry Melbac (Naked Cowboy). I love the names of the wine almost as much as the wine!
Dinner was next. We had the best roast I have ever had...period. Of course, it had all the expected trimmings of Southern cooking. I do believe the best part of dinner was the salad dressing. Pam makes it with their red wine. So sweet and creamy...would love to know how to make it myself. We also had a home made apple pie (made with the Sweet Temptation green apple Pinot Grigio). It literally melted in my mouth.
After dinner, we enjoyed a soak in the hot tub with a bottle of one of the red wines. It was so relaxing to just look up at the stars and hear the sounds of nature.
We had yet another great night of sleep and another amazing breakfast. We gathered up our things and went to the tatsing room to decide what wines to take home. I left with a case of whites and a case of reds. You buy a case and the 13th bottle is free! We said our goodbyes and as we shut the car door vowed to come back at least once a year. Pam and Steve truly make you feel like family while you are there...not just a guest.
I cannot begin to tell anyone reading this what a truly life changing experience you will have here at Wakefield Country Inn & Vineyards.
Ben and NaRissa Anderson