By Becca Zidik
From premier wine tastings to exquisite hors d’oeuvres, there’s no better way to wind down after Wine Fest’s activities than relaxing at the Summit Pond. After a day of tasting some of the world’s most prestigious wine from Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan, pick a spot on the deck and have a glass of Silverado Vineyards’ Merlot, straight from the home country (we know you’re so over those tasting portions). With decadent flavors of rosemary and mint, compounded by spice, blackberry and a hint of cocoa to finish, this tasty little number is perfect for any California dreamer. Quite the relaxing getaway all within minutes of Killington Peak.
The acclaimed Napa Valley is home to Silverado Vineyards. With six distinctive vineyards in the heart of Napa, the property prides itself on flavor and character; the two aspects wine-lovers crave. Fruity notes within the vineyard’s acclaimed Chardonnay paint the imagination with a blur of color from pear, green apple, lemon zest, and honeysuckle. It’s reminiscent of the sunset you hopefully saw from the Gondola ride to the Peak that you may have taken! Don’t forget to use your new wine lingo from Wine Fest to have a great conversation with the Foundry’s sommelier, Will Spanos! It’s most likely the only time someone will understand what you’re talking about, so have at it.