After basking in the glow of our newly engaged status for a couple days, Roth and I buckled down this weekend and secured a place and date for our wedding. The date is Saturday, June 18, 2005, and the place is JanKris Winery in Templeton, CA.
We both knew we wanted to get married at a winery, so after looking at several and discovering that not a lot of wineries in south SLO County do weddings, we headed up to north county where there were a plethora of wineries willing to perform nuptials. As soon we saw JanKris, we both knew it was the right kind of place to have a “our kind” of ceremony and reception. The family-owned winery is very warm and welcoming and willing to let us have a simple yet elegant affair. Nestled in between larger, more popular vineyards, JanKris is cute, quaint and, best of all, affordable!
I went back to the winery with my mom on Sunday. She also loved the place, and when we found out that the date we wanted was open, she said, “Book it!” And then she proceeded to gush over me, how her daughter is going to be a bride, how June 18 will forever be our anniversary, yada yada. I was a tad overwhelmed as we began to hash out some of the little details so far in advance, but overall I felt good knowing that Roth and I now have a definite date and can really start planning the celebrations.
We went out to Scolari’s tonight and bought a bottle of JanKris “Merzin,” a blend of merlot and zinfandel, one of the winery’s specialty wines. The blend is unique, and I quite enjoyed the varietal. Another blend they make is called “Zingiovese,” a combo of zinfandel and sangiovese. I really like the fact that this winery specialiazes in unique and original types of wines. I think this venue will allow us the freedom to have a unique and original type of wedding.