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I drove 2 hours to Divine Llama Vineyards and I never wanted to leave…
Have you ever heard of Divine Llama Vineyards?! Thank goodness I stumbled across this article by Samantha Alexander on The Charlotte Agenda website. Otherwise I am not sure I would have ever heard of this hidden gem that I wish I was much closer to.
Like many others, I love wine but I really love animals. The ingenious combination of wine, llamas and other farm animals is a recipe for the best day ever for any animal fanatic. The llamas definitely steal the thunder with their irresistible toothy smiles, but you can also see a few miniature horses and chickens.
What to expect:
- On the drive to the vineyards: Lots of little turns down country roads in what seems like the middle of nowhere before you finally arrive. Don’t worry, you are on the right track! And it is worth the trip. Look for the sign when you get close (you can’t miss it!).
- On the way to the llama farm: Walking, if you want to see the farm animals. You can bring your glass of wine if you want, but I finished mine before heading to the farm. The walk isn’t really long at all but you may want to wear shoes that are easy to walk in (see below).
- To purchase wine, just walk into the shop and head to the bar area. For $8, you can taste nine different wines! Or, you can pay for a glass or bottle and get on with the llama show (what I did). They also offer a huge plate of cheese and crackers or you can bring your own picnic and sit at one of the tables outside. My favorite wine was the Mustang Sally, a blend of two of their white wines. I loved it!
- Wear shoes that are easy to walk in (Whoops – I wore flip flops!). To get to the farm where the llamas and other animals are, you walk down a fairly long gravel road with hills.
- Pictures, is by far the coolest take back from this day trip.
- Divine Llama wine glasses are only $2!
- Of course, wine is a great souvenir!
Looking for more day trips from NC? Don’t miss these articles:
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