Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Don Carlo Vineyard

Don Carlo Vineyard, established in 2007 and located in Milton-Freewater, is owned and operated by Tim and Lori Kennedy.  Prior to owning the vineyard Tim made potato chips.....awesome potato chips.  In fact, Tim is the Tim in Tim's Cascade Chips!  I was quite excited to learn this because Tim's Chips have been my family's favorites for years.  And after tasting the Kennedy's wines, it's obvious they put as much love into their new endeavor as they did the last. 

This picture of the vines being planted was very cleverly taken by Karen Sowers - it's actually a picture of a picture!  Looks real doesn't it? In the previous picture you can see Lori showing/explaining to Michelle the various stages of the vineyard's progress by using the pictures on the coffee table.  It is from one of these that Karen took her picture.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We're on YouTube!

Here is Catie's video from our Walla Walla tour

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Petit Noirs Chocolates


Va Piano


Balboa, a spur of the moment stop, is where we had lunch....Gayle called a few minutes before we descended to ask permission to have our picnic lunch in their tasting room - the weather was too cold to have it where we had originally planned. Not only were we welcomed, but they moved their bistro patio tables and chairs inside for us....all in about 5 minutes! This was a really fun stop and their wines were voted "fav of the day" by many. Thanks, guys!!


Traditionally, lavendar is planted at the ends of the rows of grape vines to attract bees for pollenation and to ward off unwanted insects.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 10th

We stepped it up and went to FIVE wineries & a chocolate boutique in one day. We definitely needed to pace ourselves.

1. Don Carlo
2. Petits Noirs FABULOUS chocolate
3. Va Piano
4. Balboa ~ picnic here
5. Saviah Cellars
6. LongShadows

Catie McIntyre Walker joined the 11 of us ( she's the Wild Woman of Walla Walla) See her blog link ~ Through The Walla Walla Grapevines.