Sonoma County Adventures – Day Five

8/15/2017 Today we were planning to investigate a few of the more lavish looking facilities in Sonoma County.  I was interesting in checking out Chateau St. Jean and Ledson Winery.  Both of these are grand homes that were turned toward the business side of wine. Chateau St Jean was originally built as a summer home…

Sonoma County Adventures – Day Four

8/14/2017 This day brings with it a load of anticipation.  We connected with my wife’s cousin Kim and she agreed to join us for our adventures of the day as well as adding a couple of her own.  She had arranged, through another winery connection, to get to sample wines at location new to her as…

Sonoma County Adventures – Day Two

8-12-2017 Ah . .the adventure continues.  We’re a bit further down the road. . .but still in Oregon.  We just had to stop and visit with one of our favorite winemakers, and one of the most knowledgable wine person I’ve ever met, Dyson Demara of Hillcrest Vineyards.  Susan Demara literally met us at the gate…

Owen Roe Wines – WCW July 2017

I recently attended a tasting at World Class Wines in Lake Oswego centered on Owen Roe wines.  I had only recently been to their tasting room in Newberg and had only tried a handful of their fine wines.  This was a larger ranging opportunity. We started in one room with two whites and finished in…

A Saturday around McMinnville

My wife had a painting class in Mac. . so I decided to look into a couple wineries I hadn’t tried before.  I made it to one of them, but what a great experience. Elizabeth Chambers Cellar is a boutique winery in McMinnville that specializes in Pinot Noir.  They have gotten several awards over the past…

2017 Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is one of the premier times to venture out into wine country. Many small boutique wineries are only open two times a year, Memorial Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend.  Taking advantage of that is something we have done for several years now. I decided early on that I wanted to visit locations…