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Cooper’s Hawk-Orlando

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We recently celebrated Steve’s daughter, Jessica’s birthday at Copper’sHawkWinery and Restaurant. Cooper’s Hawk has two locations in Orlando, one at 8005 International Dr. and the location we visited at 529  N. Alafaya Trail, or visit http://www.chwinery.com.

This location was nestled in a large shopping complex that’s in the style of an outdoor mall, with an eclectic variety of restaurants, shops, and a movie cineplex.  Here’s a peek into Cooper’s Hawk.

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When you enter, you see the wine bar that offers the tastings. All around you are beautiful displays of wine, accessories, and a dessert case filled with chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate truffles that would be awesome to pair with a dessert wine. The dining room is open and spacious with contemporary decor.

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The menu offers a suggestive wine pairing to go with the dish of your choice.  The Roasted Vegetable Flatbread with Goat Cheese and a Balsamic Glaze was delicious. I chose the Chicken Saltimbocca with Asparagus and Artichokes. My favorite was the Bruschetta with Burrata, Prosciutto, Arugula, and  Balsamic Glaze. That dish went so fast, I wasn’t able to get a picture fast enough!

Happy Birthday Jessica, and thank you for sharing this special night with your father and me.

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Rams Gate Winery

Rams Gate

Rams Gate Winery embodies the convergence of great wine, design, and hospitality. Situated at the historic gateway to the Carneros region. Delicious wine is a way to press pause to savor and enjoy what we love most. Above is the dining room.

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The Organic Garden.

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The Vineyards.

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Ladies Rest Area.

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The Wine Cellar

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Melissa gave me the best Mother’s Day gift ever, a trip to Sonoma County.  We went to a food and wine pairing at Rams Gate Winery. Across the highway from the winery is the Sonoma County Raceway.

This winery is totally sustainable. They grow their own vegetables, produce their own honey, with beehives on-site, not to mention the amazing vineyards.  I thought I would post some of the pictures to give you an idea of how beautiful this place is. A beautiful outdoor sitting area.
You can get these wines shipped to you when you order from their unique online selection.

For more information on their website visit http://www.ramsgatewinery.com.

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