Oregon Wine Country Tour
Though Shirley and Martin are here from London to visit their daughter and
her family, we get to see them quite a bit and they devoted the entire day of
Sunday to us. We took them on a little drive through Oregon Wine Country. The weather was a bit dreary - cloudy and cool -
but it did not rain all day. We
were disappointed the views to the Cascade Mountains were non-existent... which
only means they will have to return so we can do it all again.
Terry & Shirley at Red Ridge Farms
The first stop on our tour was to Red Ridge Farms (home of
Oregon Olive Mill)
so I could buy a gallon (yes, a gallon!) of local olive oil for our
impending winter-on-the-road in our motorhome.
We continued our drive to
Domaine Drouhin. Not only do they have lovely
pinot noirs, this property is situated for the perfect views to Mount St.
Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. Except not today.
Meriwether Lewis Dave showing Martin where the mountains should be
The cloudy views didn't stop us from having fun
Domaine Drouhin - even without sunshine, the colors were magnificent
We continued our drive, stopping to snap photos of the colorful
Lunch time! Delicious meals at
The Dundee Bistro:
The final stop of the day was the site of our surprise birthday
party a few weeks ago - The
Ponzi Vineyards new tasting facility. Again, clouds, but we had a lot of
Long-time readers will recognize these vineyards - they are
part of our usual tour route. These few stops, with the occasional addition
of a bubbly producer, showcase some of the best Oregon foods, wines, vines
Until my next update, I remain, your touristy correspondent.
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