The day started out all wrong. The little tray on my Keurig went wonky just when I pulled the cup off. The result: hot coffee spilled on my jammies and leg at 6 am . Not exactly the way I wanted to begin my day .
Fortunately my jammies caught the brunt of the hot coffee along with the floor. It was a somewhat unconventional start to the day.
But it was all good because I was going to Mooresville to see my best friend that morning and we had a bit of an adventure planned. I had seen a piece about a winery in East Bend, NC that had a tasting room, was situated in a lovely pastoral setting and had……llamas. Yep. Llamas. Because llamas pair very well with wine.
So our plan was to meet in Statesville and go to Divine Llama Winery. I had emailed the winery the week before, offered up a couple of dates that we would be visiting and received a reply that the winery would be open on those days. We were welcome to come to the tasting room and stroll the winery and commune with the llamas. What could be better?
When we arrived we found workmen working on the outside of the tasting room but didn’t think anything about it. We parked and talked to a few of the llamas that were up close to the tasting room area. They didn’t really talk back but they were sweet. As we walked to the building we avoided electrical cords and other building materials thinking nothing of it.
We went to open the door and it was locked. We came to the brilliant conclusion that the winery was not open that day or at least the tasting room wasn’t. Pretty astute, right? And to answer the question on your minds—-the workmen said nary a word to us. I even tried to call the winery to see if we were missing where we were supposed to be but the message indicated the best way to contact the winery was to email them. Which I had.
So we decided to go ahead and see if there was something we were missing so we drove around a bit. We never saw another human but we saw lots of grape vines, llamas, dogs, chickens and mini horses. So we made the most of it since we were there and communed with a lot of llamas.
They were a bit aloof but some of them came to the fence and let us pet them. Their noses were incredibly soft.
Aren’t they pretty sweet? I think I still like alpacas a bit better. Remember how I got to visit an alpaca farm and take a little guy for a bit of a walk?
I wish I would have recorded a longer video but here is a very short clip of my conversation with one of my new friends.
We ended up having a great time despite everything. On the way out I noticed this sign.
We were there on a Thursday.