Visitors to Westfall Winery descend into the building's secret barrel room to taste fruit-packed potables from Westfall's extensive wine list, all crafted with Old World wine-making techniques amid the picturesque greenery of Sussex County. Inside French oak barrels, fermented grapes age into velvety cabernet sauvignon, local blueberries age into slightly tart blueberry wine, and young castaways age into colorful, barrel-dwelling philosophers. Sated oenophiles can step outside to Westfall Winery’s picnic area to relish a grilled hot dog and homemade chili, and tour the winery’s sparkling pond and white picket fences. At the end of the event, guests can take home a bottle or a case ($12.50+), then use the empty bottles to build a glass-bottomed lifeboat.
Each fall, Apple Ridge Orchards opens its gates and welcomes the public to traverse a farm filled with tree-ripened fruit and old-fashioned amusements. In the orchard, visitors pluck from 15 types of apple trees. Tractors pull families and groups on hayrides, traveling to the pumpkin patch where they can pick a gourd worthy of a homemade pie or a carving of Susan Sarandon's face. For fuzzier amusement, kids can pet Apple Ridge?s family of friendly farm animals, or observe honeybees in a glass observation hive.
More than thirty years ago, Patricia and Jack Baldwin plunged the stakes of their first vineyard into the fertile soil of their newly purchased parcel of land. By 1985, the couple was hard at work building the foundation for what was becoming a successful microwinery and began to create a many different varietals, from their velvety chardonnay to their tart black-raspberry wine. Today, the vineyard produces more than 15 wines, including its beloved strawberry wine, which has won Best Fruit Wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition several times. Baldwin Vineyards also sponsors a Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival, which showcases the pairing of its wines with desserts during tastings.
There are no cornucopias behind the counter at Natural Treats NYC. But that doesn't stop staff from blending together a feast of fruits and vegetables into their fresh juices and smoothies. They combine this fresh produce with a range of healthy add-ins, from stomach-friendly yogurt to memory-improving gingko to three styles of protein powder, all designed to enhance health and bodily function. For an extra boost, they also infuse their line of hot drinks with vitamin B12 and antioxidants to create their line of healing drinks that soothe the throat. For those who prefer dishes over drinks, they also serve up berry bowls made from fruit blended with yogurt and topped with granola, nuts, and coconut flakes.
Housemade chorizo and Mexican bread are just two of the standouts at Mexico Lindo Cafe. Here, guests can choose between a red chorizo crafted from aged peppers or a green variety packed with spices and fresh poblano and jalapenos peppers. Diners devour the homemade specialty when they order the eatery's specialty nachos, which also come topped with saut?ed onions, jalape?os, tomatoes, and mushrooms, plus sour cream and cheese. For those craving something spicy, the Burrito Loco may be the dish to try. Other authentic Mexican favorites include tamales and green and red moles that top chicken, pork ribs, and enchiladas.
A smattering of meats, veggies, and cheeses adorn pizza crusts inside Tre Colore Pizzeria & Ristorante. Chefs also whip up classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmesan, penne with vodka sauce, cheesy calzones, and a variety of barbecue dishes including pulled pork, pulled chicken, 1/4 or 1/2 or whole chickens, beef brisket, and sausage. The eatery delivers orders to customers? homes for optimal convenience, and it houses a private room that holds up to 40 party guests or three velociraptors.