White Trash Winery

How do you roll at Nashville winery Arrington Vineyards, owned by Kix Brooks – half of the Brooks and Dunn country duo?

Do as the Tennesseans do!

Take pictures upon your arrival to the vineyard, so you have proof you were there.

We're heeeeere!

We’re heeeeere!

Stalk the country music artist owner to get your picture taken and then don’t smile because you want to act like it’s no big deal.

My Dad and Kix Brooks. New BFFs (only he Kis doesn't know it).

New BFFs (only Kix doesn’t know it yet).

Bring your own food into the winery to enjoy while sipping (well, you’re supposed to sip but I like to guzzle) wine.Β  Being that we are transplants from Iowa, we’re Midwesterners and (otherwise referred to as Yankees in the South – because people here tend to forget the Civil War ended 140+ years ago) we are very no nonsense about our table and how we arrange our snacks.

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Nothing fancy for us.

It seems Southerners on the other hand are a tad more uppity with their dining decor. Our table neighbors had a pressed table cloth to feature the same store bought food.

Classing it up with a table cloth

Why go to all of the trouble? The chips taste the same with or without the table cloth.

Paper napkins are a must at a winery! If you have one too many people show up, you can always add additional napkins quickly by ripping in half.

Half Nap

Not enough napkins? No worries!

Paper napkins also double as photo shields when you’re trying to hide from your camera happy daughter.

Photo Shield

Too fancy for photos.

Don’t bother bringing plates for your snacks, either.

No Plates

No plates? No problem! Just use the dip lid for crackers.

Plus, with low maintenance food, cleaning up is a snap.

Trash Compactor

Stack and throw!

In case you didn’t have time to give yourself a proper manicure, don’t worry. Just whip your scissors out at a table and proceed like you’re in the comforts of your own home. It’s not trashy at all.

Mani Time!

Do as the Tennesseans do. Clip your nails at the table.

As for Southern winery attire, you can go one of two ways.

Shiny sequins are more than appropriate, of course.

Or you can choose the more comfortable route…

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And wear your finest sweatshirt.

A heavy handed pour helps empty Arrington wine bottles with swift ease.

Full Pour, Please

I’ll take the last drop, thanks.

But if you’re really worried about getting all of the wine (like me), just drink from the bottle. Totally acceptable.

NO WASTING!

Wine. A terrible thing to waste.

What winery visit would be complete without a photo bomb?

Facebook Profile

Dad wanted an updated photo for his Facebook profile…too bad!

After all of the chugging and glugging, you’ll find it hard to leave. I got rather attached to a big, shiny tree on my way out.

Tree Hugger

I only hug trees when I wine.

I don’t know how they do it in Napa wineries but South of the Mason Dixon Line, we’re nothing but trashy class, Baby.

And proud of it.

CBXB

24 thoughts on “White Trash Winery

  1. journeyman1977 says:

    Meeting Kix must’ve been awesome! Love the sweatshirt!!!

  2. Admit it now, you asked more than one person, “Is Ronnie here?” Cause I totally would have. I have a beautiful wine glass from AV, but no wine, it just dawned on me.

  3. FreeUrCloset says:

    I love that you drink the wine right from the bottle. I thought I was the only one! Great post πŸ˜‰
    xox Natasha

  4. One of my favourite posts ever!!!! Great! So funny!

  5. dannadesigns says:

    Ha ha! Hilarious! I love the white trash winery πŸ™‚ And any excuse to drink directly from the bottle is cool with me!

  6. AGIE says:

    You are so funny!!! CBXB!! love reading your post!

  7. Hahaha. Keep it classy! πŸ˜‰

  8. You have some awesome experiences. Your dad’s kinda hot…now that the captain’s delayed, I’m like a cat on a hot tin roof. Your dad available wink wink?

  9. The Landy says:

    I’m still laughing at that sweat-shirt…

  10. The title is too funny and the sweatshirt, speechless (LMBO)

  11. alyson says:

    I love Arrington and Kix Brooks! Great pictures and post! Very entertaining πŸ™‚

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