Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October trips

Besides going to Coyote Canyon's Vineyard, we are doing a road trip ...to Willamette Valley in Oregon! A first time for the WWW. The plan is to stop at Maryhill to see the view, then onto one other small winery in WA before crossing over the Columbia to Portland. We will stay in Newberg and tour & taste in Carlton, Dundee, & Newberg. The places I have chosen are: Canas Feast, Andrew Rich, Owen Roe, Torii Mor and Sokol Blosser. If we have time for the big guys (Erath or Argyle), we will stop there, too.
If you have any other suggestions, we are open to it. Please email me privately and I will give you the dates. The hotel will be @ $77. per person, double occupancy for the 2 nights. We are carpooling. Can't wait! www.willamettewines.com

2012 Prosser Tour

What a fun day! 14 of us went to Vine Heart Winery where we enjoyed Patricia's commentary of life on the farm and how George makes his wines. There were quite a few wines to choose from, too. Don't miss the smoked cheeses and summer sausages- yummy! Oh, and the ports.....:>)
Next stop was Pontin del Roza's new tasting room. We were all in awe at how beautiful it was. We need to go back and play bocce and sit by the fireplace!  The WWW all found new wines to enjoy here. Thank you Scott & his mom!
Over to downtown Prosser to the Sixth Street Coffee to pick up our lovely lunches- wasn't it great to go there and they had it all ready for us? WOW! Let's go back here again!
Last stop was the Winemakers Loft at Coyote Canyon. It was hard to decide which award winning wine we should have with lunch. Mike Andrews made a special trip into town, bringing us some nice bunches of grapes from his vines. He sat with us and poured some extra wines (that weren't open in the tasting room). Mike and his gals made us feel like we were royalty. We are really looking forward to our October trip to his vineyard!

Marti's Art

Mike sharing his knowledge & answering our questions

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Release Party

A beautiful summer night at  Cora's home. Good food, friends and wine- what more could you want?

Thank you Cora for hosting (and Lisa & Jan for helping).