Taking Time for Tea

At Chateau St. Rita Vineyard ~ We bring calm to a busy life




Fall Tea

When the weather begins to turn and the leaves begin to change, it is a wonderful time to gather together and enjoy the beauty of the season of Fall.  Plan a beautiful ride in the country hills to a special Fall tea with us and enjoy the last precious blast of color.



Drink in the beauty of Fall in the hills and valley's surrounding our land ~ From the drive here to the surrounding wooded hills full of color that envelope the edge of our property ~ It is spectacular!  Our gardens are always full of color and we would love to share them!


As Fall brings to us such richness of color and texture, we also wish to express that in our menu.  With it's wonderful choices for the palate and beauty for the eyes, we will tantalize you with new delectables  for you to enjoy. 


Because of the heartiness of the menu in the Fall, you may think about a couple's tea ~  This also gives those who have come before a reason to come again to Taking Time for Tea and be inundated with a whole new experience!


You have an option to be served soup instead of a scone in the first course.

                                                          Also, you have options for the sandwiches in the second course. 

  Fall Table Settings 

Choose from the styles below or from our other china patterns found under the tab *Personalize Your Tea

Fall's Finest for a Fine Dining Experience

                                                         Fall's Gold





You will be pampered in real style when you choose the Fall's Gold.  The china is Noritake Gold Lane paired with Bavarian china that is embossed in gold.  The beautiful table cloth is gorgeously embellished  with fall foliage. 


All of the dishes used for this tea will be of the finest vintage quality and exquisite for your enjoyment.

                                                   Fall's Yellow Gold 






A secondary option for a fine china fall tea is our Fall's yellow gold.  We start with our Noritake Goldlane fine china and pair that with our cut crystal plate frosted in the center and finish with Flintridge yellow china edged in a thick gold edge.  The china cup and soup bowl are Noritake Naomi.


Accent pieces are exquisitely fine vintage for your pleasure.

                                                   Fall's Foliage 



If you are torn between the Fall Foliage Tea and one of the Fine Fall tea settings, this one is for you!


We start with the finest Portugal ceramic cabbage leaf plate, add a fall leaf plate and finish with our Noritake Gold Lane fine china.


Center stage is our Italian ceramic Grape relief tea pot.  The other accent dishes are both lead crystal and fine ceramic.  This is truly the best of both for the season of Fall.

                                                    Fall Amethyst       





Gorgeous Amethyst colored glass  plates and water goblets

pair beautifully with our fall cabbage leaf plates. 


 The amethyst glass and the Italian ceramic  come together exquisitely for Fall.  Our grape motif teapot always is a show stopper.  Enjoy the nuances of each piece used to serve this Fall Amethyst Tea! 


 If you love purple like I do, you will love this!


                      Fall Green Cabbage Leaf Tea

We have a 5th choice for you especially for the early Fall teas and that is our Green Cabbage Leaf Tea.  We will have a gorgeous table runner with

some of the Fall colors, but the table settings will be all in green.  With our

green ceramic cabbage plate from Portugal layered with a frosted soft cloud like green scalloped plate and topped with a small cabbage leaf.  The goblets will be a green blown crystal


Blue and White


Fall flowers and colors are always gorgeous with blue and white china.


If you love cobalt blue and white, you are in for a real treat.  We will pair our blue and white china with accents for fall with rich oranges and yellows that will make that gorgeous blue pop!