The Girlfriend's Guide to Wine

Wine and girlfriends just go hand in hand, don’t they? A good conversation and a glass of wine can go a long way whether it’s in person or over Zoom. I decided to have a girls day with one of my besties and we stopped at two local places to enjoy the fruits of their labor and hopefully learn a thing or two about our favorite wines.

Our first stop was at Sable Creek Winery in Plainfield. The winery and tasting room opened up just about a year ago. Sandra, gave us a tour of their building. They source their grapes from California, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois. The pressing and producing of the wine all happens on property at Sable Creek.

A glass of Chardonnay in a Sable Creek Winery glass

After our tasting we decided to have a glass of our new favorite, Chardonnay (it’s crisp and not too sweet) and enjoy their s’mores charcuterie tray! It was so good and fun with our own flame to toast our marshmallows and enjoy some chocolate, strawberries and more. They always have a weekend tasting or event happening and have a private room that you are able to rent out for your own events.

A tray filled with dessert treats and chocolate fondu to dip

We continued our day not too far away at Wine & Cheese Co. in downtown Plainfield. We talked with Kacie, the owner, and she told us that their new patio area has been a great success during this crazy time! It’s a beautiful area to listen to music on Saturday nights or enjoy a glass of wine on an afternoon like we did.

The Wine & Cheese outdoor patio sign

A beautiful fall day to enjoy one more glass of wine, this time we chose a yummy Rose to pair with a massive hummus tray. It was the perfect combination with their homemade hummus, roasted peppers and feta. We could have stayed all day!

A plate of hummus topped with roasted red peppers and red onions

two cups or Rose wine

So after a good talk, good laughs and good food we both left our girls day feeling refreshed and with a few new bottles of wine to take home! Where should we go next?

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Nelie posing with her friend with mask on

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