Covid 19 has put a damper on travel and for me this has been a sad side effect of the pandemic. With that in mind I did take this day trip during the pandemic. People did social distance and masks were worn, most ot the thime. I had a wonderful time and I wanted to share this with you. Hopefull we will all be able to enjoy life to its fullest very soon.
Divine Llama Wine and Llama Trekking….
I have been talking about visiting Divine Llama Vineyards for years. I knew there were llamas and wine, so it had to be a fun place for a new adventure. The vineyard is located in East Bend, NC. This was about a two-hour drive from where I live, so I decided it was close enough for a day trip.
The vineyard was started in 2007. It is Yadkin Valley had they have award-winning wines. They are situated on 91 acres.
I enjoyed two glasses of Chardonel wine. I had to look up what this was, and this is what I found on Wikipedia.
“Chardonel is a late-ripening white wine hybrid grape which can produce a high-quality wine with varietal character. … It is distinguished by its superior wine quality combined with high productivity and cold hardiness superior to its acclaimed parent Chardonnay.”
It was apparent right away that the llamas were well-loved and felt extremely comfortable with people.
If you decide to go llama trekking, you need to make reservations. Someone on the trip told me reservations are limited, and one person said they made their reservations a year in advance. I was lucky and found one ticket available on the day I could go, so I scooped it up. It is a two-mile hike. There is an age limit of 10 and above.
What a fun day. I found the llamas to be sweet and easy to handle. I learned from our guides that you should buy two if you ever decide to buy a llama. They are social animals and need a buddy. I also found out that llamas are part of the camel family. I did not know that. This fact was stated when one of the trekkers asked if his llama may be thirsty.