Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is Divine Llama Vineyards, a winery where you can sip, stroll, and pet llamas.
Naturally, we had to visit.
Since I’m limited to leisure activities for a few more weeks, we figured it was the perfect time to spend an afternoon sipping wine. We’d heard about Divine Llama and decided it would be a fun activity to check it out.
Tastings are only $9 pp, but the tasting room gets quite crowded. Instead, we opted for a bottle of In A Heart Beat (a delicious red blend, $22) and roaming around the property while we drank it. The property owners will let you explore between the vines as long as you’re well-behaved; but it seemed that most people opted to relax on the large porch and to play cornhole off the deck.
The area where the llamas are kept is just beside the tasting room. They seem to roam their pen at their leisure, but we were lucky enough that one wanted to come over and check us out.
The winery does a 2.5 hr, 2 mile llama trek where their llamas will carry chairs and provisions to a quiet creek-side area but it does require advanced reservations. It is definately something I’d want to do, especially if we get a good sized group to go back.
We set up between the vines on a mat I brought and enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the wine, and watching our Little Bear roll in the grass and play with the dirt. Overall, a perfectly spent day.