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The Travel Section

Great Day Trip in Nashville... Arrington Vineyards.
6211 Patton Rd | Arrington, Tennessee 37014
(615) 395-0102 | info@arringtonvineyards.com

Arrington Vineyards
By Brian Estes

Are you a wine lover? Do you love a secluded country atmosphere? Maybe you’re looking for a fun place to take your kids on a Sunday afternoon to just relax and have a good time If so, you might want to do a “Boot-Scootin’ Boogie” over to Arrington Vineyards, a winery co-owned by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn. You can sample free wine tastings, listen to the band play, or just chill out and enjoy the atmosphere.

Picture this: it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. There’s a giant green field speckled with shade trees and families bouncing rubber balls around. Small children are frolicking, rolling a small toy truck over a large rock. Laughter fills the air. As you walk up the grassy rolling hills, you can see the rows of grapes all around you. It’s quite a sight.

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The main attraction can be found in the wood cabin at the top of the hill. You guessed it – the wine tastings. There’s plenty of variety – white wines, red wines, and dessert wines – and you can choose any four you’d like to sample. One of my favorites was the Riesling, a white wine made with grapes from the banks of the Rhine River in Germany. It has a very tangy taste, somewhat bitter, but very sweet as well.

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But the highlight of the day was the Raspberry desert wine. Imagine taking a sniff of the splendid aroma of sweet raspberries, taking a small nibble of warm, melty chocolate, then washing it down with a delectable sip of the sweet Raspberry wine. It will dazzle your senses.

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Once you’re done with your wine tasting, maybe you’d like to relax and listen to a little music? Come under the big tent, have yourself a seat, and unpack your picnic lunch while the soothing sounds of the piano wash over you.
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And if you’d like to reflect on a little country music history, you can head inside to the gift shop to find a display containing Kix Brooks’ CMT awards. While there, you wouldn’t do bad to grab a tangy slab of cool cheddar cheese. Not bad to have something to nibble on while you swig your wine.

So if you make the visit to Arrington Vineyards, enjoy yourself. Before you know it it’ll be time to go and you’ll be traveling back home by the light of a neon moon.

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Let's Really Travel In Style - Good "Gas" Mileage Too!
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From the time that man discovered the best use of what we today call a wheel, which formed the basis for a wagon that could be pulled by an animal, it is obvious that he has had a relentless need to be on the go. Whether you are on the go at approximately 18,000 miles an hour in the space shuttle circling the earth, or just riding a horse or walking along a beautiful path, man loves to travel. Perhaps it is travel to a foreign country that provides that needed intrigue, or maybe just a day trip out of town to some special spot. Either way, travel can provide diversion and refreshment to the soul. It has been said that life is a journey, and it is not so much the destination as it is the adventure of the journey itself. Perhaps that is the case when teenagers used to go out "cruisin" along certain boulevards in town, not so much interested in the destination as in the experience of being free-wheeling, whether to show off their ride or to impress the girls, or both! Is it the sensation of the motion that is captivating as when a baby is rocked to sleep in the cradle, or is it just the feeling that the body is actually getting somewhere instead of just standing still? Again, maybe it's a combination of both. At any rate, what has always been - will always be. And you can take that and "roll with it". In other words... Go and enjoy the ride! (Editor)



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