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Sunday, July 10, 2011

a pinot afternoon

Portland fun has begun! The annual summer trek to our second home is under way.

One thing we’d not yet done in this area was explore wine country. There are 200 wineries (over 12,000 acres of wine grapes) in the Willamette Valley. We can get to that part of Oregon in just 45 minutes!

Yesterday we spent a picture perfect summer afternoon in the Dundee Hills at Erath Winery. Let’s just say that sitting on the terrace above the vineyards, sipping flights of spectacular Pinot Noirs and Pinot Grigio, nibbling on local Gouda cheese and enjoying the cool breezes was about as perfect as it gets. (If you look closely in the top photo, you can see Mt. Hood in the distance. That always makes the day extra special.)

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I was just reminiscing about our honeymoon in Sonoma Valley (circa '98) yesterday. I can't wait to do it again, once the boys are bigger and can house-sit themselves. Not quite as relaxing if you're having to chase two wrestling monkeys. :o)