Red Wine on Black Friday...Touring Portland's wine country one taste at a time!
I know many people just love getting out there in the hustle and bustle of the crowds and shopping...I on the other hand am not one of them. In fact, I find shopping in mass crowds almost painful..I mean, I'd almost rather go get my teeth cleaned..seriously..lol.
So, instead of heading to the malls, my hubby and I and some good friends decided to head down to the Dundee Hills area to do some wine tasting. One of the things I love about living in Portland is that we have some of the best wines available to us..and mostly some really good Pinot Noirs. There were five of us, so we all chose a winery to check out.
We did it the right way...and rented a limo (Lucky Limos are great).. a nice stretch one that could seat 6 very comfortably. This way, we could taste to our hearts content without worrying about drinking and driving.Thank you driver Stepanie!
Our five winery picks for the day were Patricia Green Cellars, Maresh Red Hill Vineyards, Cana's Feast Winery, Sokol Blosser, and my choice of Winderlea to be rounded off nicely a the Ponzi Bistro in Dundee for dinner.
Well, It seems that we are not the only ones to think this was a great get away..apparently Black Friday is one of the most busiest wine touring days...who knew! I have to say that I would much rather squeeze by someone to get a taste of some delish Pinot Noir..or cheese and crackers than tangling with someone at the sale racks. In fact, I can attest to the fact that folks were very pleasant and smily when you squeezed by them in the tasting rooms.
So..if you're ever in need of a good bottle of wine from Oregon's fantastic wine country, consider any one of these to be a very tasty Pinot Noir. I'll even throw in a good tip...you can't go wrong with most Pinot's from 2008..it was a very good year!
Here are some pictures of our fun wine tasting day in Dundee Hills
Next stop..Cana's Feast Winery in Carlton
Next stop..Sokol Blosser!
Next wine tasting stop..Winderlea
Last wine tasting stop before they closed..Maresh Red Hills
Aaah..Dinner at the Dundee Bistro
See? Still standing!