If, with the briefest of captions, these pictures of San Antonio winery Amayna—which translates roughly as “the calm after the storm”—don’t say it all, then you either need an eye exam or a soul transplant.
Gravity flow architecture
Sauvignon blanc and pinot noir grapes—the distinctly grassy taste of the former turning mushroom-honeyed where affected with botrytis (noble rot)
The 1st course: fresh tomato & avocado with marinated cucumbers, celery–black olive salad, roasted beets & pebre without tomatoes
The main course: gray-fleshed, dark-flavored reineta, apparently a local type of bream, roasted with olive oil, butter, lemon, onions & tomatoes, plus roasted potatoes (as served to Sam Kass of Wines of Chile & man-about-New York dining scene Ariel Lacayo)
Dessert: floating island & custard with dulce de leche & fresh strawberries
Such idyllic, easy grace as to echo Rilke: you must change your life.