The Vineyard at Hershey hosted a Merlot Release Party to unveil their new Merlot. I arrived around noon to begin photographing the event and stayed until everyone had gone home. More photos can be found over on my Flickr set.
This is one of the newer wineries in the Harrisburg area but don’t let that fool you. Their wine is fantastic and their enthusiasm shows that they enjoy what they do. Their tasting room is open Fridays from 1PM to 6PM, Saturday and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Preparing for the festivities along the pond.
Live acoustic music on the front porch while people enjoyed wine samples.
The crowd mingles in front of the shop while tasting wine and listening to the live music.
Merlot Mike and winemaker Paul Vezzetti arrive by helicopter to deliver the first bottle of Merlot.
Aerial view of The Vineyard at Hershey and the Merlot Release Party.
I left Harrisburg around 7am this morning for a motorcycle ride to western Pennsylvania. I met up with my friend Daneen and we headed west towards Bedford. Then we took route 99 north. After stopping for gas for the second time and after around 180 miles, I used Urbanspoon on my trusty iPhone to locate a place for lunch. Clem’s showed up and was only about 5 miles away.
I could smell the BBQ as we pulled up. Dismounting from the bikes I could see the cook beside the building piling some wood on the fire as the flames grew. Time to go inside and see what this place is all about.
The female employees meet the upmost standards! It didn’t hurt that she leaned over towards me revealing her, umm… yeah… as she rang up our order. But on to the food!
Ribs, chicken, fresh cut fries, a roll, and Jones soda. As an added bonus, they have vinegar on the table. Fresh cut fries with vinegar! I couldn’t finish my meal so I packed up the rest and placed it in my side case for later. I will definitely make the trip back out here for BBQ.
My latest project was to photograph The Gas Station, a gastro-pub in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The client wanted both interior shots and food shots for multiple uses.