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Monday, July 30, 2012

Let's Visit a Fly In Winery!

Bon Jour, Mon Amis!
Have you ever heard of a fly in winery?  Well, there is one here in Michigan that I'd been wanting to visit, so that's just what hubby and I did yesterday afternoon!
Just a short 15 minute flight from home, and we were at Chateau Aeronautique Winery!
What a pleasant surprise it was! We've visited countless wineries over the years, both here in the US and in Europe, but I must say that this is the first one we have actually flown to!
 This was our ride there!
 The winery, which uses grapes grown exclusively in Michigan, was in situated in an airpark.  An airpark is a private runway that people actually live on, and their hangers are attached to their homes.  Kind of like very, very big garages!
 Anyway, this cute gazebo houses the tasting room.
 Just look at the weather vain!  How fun is that?
I wish that I had gotten a photo of the inside of the tasting room, but there were quite a few people inside, and I didn't want to invade their privacy by posting their photos here!  Anyway, this gorgeous massive chandelier hung over the tasting bar.  Love it! 
 We met the owner, Lorenzo, who was very friendly and knowledgeable.  Not only is he a private pilot, but he also flies internationally for Delta, so he and hubby had alot to talk about!

 He showed us his private tasting room (though we did our tasting in the gazebo).  Love the wine crate border. What a fun idea!
 Lorenzo left no detail overlooked, even the rest room was gorgeous! (I couldn't resist the urge to snap a few shots there!).  Look at this gorgeous crystal sconce!
 I bet I'm the only visitor there who had to take a picture of the potty!
We were so pleasantly surprised by Chateau Aeronautique!  We imagined a tiny, dark and dusty spot in a hanger.   Instead, we discovered a beautiful and elegant winery, which we can't wait to visit again!

And here is my cute pilot hubby, ready to take me home!
Hope you have a great week!


The Bear's Blog said...

Wow, this is a first for me. I had no idea, never even thought there would be a "fly-in" winery.

Leave it to you to take pictures of the rest room. (o:


Bente said...

What a great trip. It`s not many that have a private pilot to take them where they want. You are lucky girl, my friend.

Hugs from me

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

You are a lucky woman, Donna! :)

Kim K. said...

How fantastic! I've never heard of a "fly-in" winery. You seriously have the best adventures with your husband. Hugs.

Tete said...

I Have never heard of such a place before. How fun to taxi right up to it and you don't have to even rent a car! I am glad you found this little piece of Heaven and I loved the potty!

Anne said...

Donna how cool is that! I've never been to a winery and would love to go. The chandeliers are so elegant.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Well how fun is this...you are living the high life! Love the gorgeous photos!

chateau chic said...

Now that's quite an outing! What fun to be so pleasantly surprised with the lovely winery.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary Alice

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
How fun to have a handsome hubby that can fly you to such wonderful places. The winnery looks like so much fun and that bathroom is very elegant. I can just see you in there snapping photos like crazy and people wondering what you are doing! LOL!