For all of you who are hopeless romantics like me, enjoy the following. Best wishes to Will & Navanjali, Bettina
Dear Cellardoor Family,
We thought you might get a kick out of this story….
Last summer, my fiancé and I came up to visit your winery, on vacation from Delaware. We rented bicycles and made the trip out from Camden. We absolutely loved your wines, and not having time to go get the car, ended up carrying eight bottles back on our (my) back! We drank several of the bottles over time, but not being able to order more from Delaware, had been hoarding the last few for a special occasion. Fast forward to this summer, when we were planning a trip to Italy. Unbeknownst to her, I also planned on proposing towards the end of the trip. To make it as special as possible, I decided to bring one of the bottles of Cellardoor along for the occasion. Perhaps it’s unusual to bring wine with you TO Italy, but I wanted to have something that I knew was good that also had some sentimental value. I was able to keep the wine hidden the whole trip (no easy task!), and on the second to last day I proposed to her in Fiesole, in a park overlooking Florence. The wine was my segue…after a nice picnic lunch, I pulled out the bottle and told her that I had brought it with me all the way from the states to help us celebrate. When she asked what we were celebrating, I asked her to marry me. She was very surprised (pleasantly I think) and of course said yes. The wine was excellent, even better than we remembered…I had chilled it the night before and brought it up in an insulated bag. My one faux pas was that I thought (mistakenly) that I had brought a cork screw with me, so we ended up having to push the cork into the bottle! In the end I think it added to the experience, and we brought the bottle (with the cork inside) back with us as a souvenir. I’ve attached a few pictures that you may find interesting…
Thank you for helping make the day memorable!
Navanjali and Will