Raptor Ridge Winery

Our friend was up from California for a visit this past week. We decided to take Sunday to decompress, de-stress and chill. “Ah HA!” I exclaimed loudly. “Wine tasting!” Wine always makes everything better.

Hungry Birds Eat Sweet Confections: A Wine Pairing Exercise

On our recent adventure to VX Vineyards, my darling and I had the opportunity to not only sample some wonderful wine, but we also sampled some pretty fine confections. A few days later, we sat down with a bottle of VX 2012 Reserve Cuvee Pinot Noir and sampled five different candies to see which ones paired well and which ones didn’t.

Vercingetorix (VX) Vineyards

I saw a sign by the side of the road: “VX Vineyard – 2 ½ miles”. On a whim, I swerved off the highway, forcing a gasp of surprise from my darling. The road twisted and turned through the countryside as we drove… And drove… And drove… I started to wonder if this was such a good idea.       

The Great Anniversary Wine Tour-Part 2: The Four Graces Winery

The next stop on our whirlwind wine tour with Trish (from A Great Oregon Wine Tour), was The Four Graces Winery, located in Dundee, Oregon. Located in the Dundee hills, this little winery, which uses a small farmhouse as their tasting room, is set in quint surroundings. It is named after the four daughters of…

The Great Anniversary Wine Tour – Part 1: Rex Hills Winery

It was our second wedding anniversary. While I am usually the one who plans our adventures, this year I tasked my darling bride to “surprise” me. She certainly did with a wine tour of Oregon’s Yamhill Valley. Our first stop was Rex Hill.