Red Wine on Black Friday...Touring Portland's wine country one taste at a time!

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Red Wine on Black Friday...Touring Portland's wine country one taste at a time!

Oregon's Pinot Noir in a wine glassI 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!

Check out this link for an interactive map of Dundee Hills Wineries and Vineyards

Here are some pictures of our fun wine tasting day in Dundee Hills

Lucky Limo stretch

Patricia Green Cellars

Next stop..Cana's Feast Winery in Carlton

Cana's Feast Winery


Cana's Feast tasting room event

Next stop..Sokol Blosser!

Sokol Blosser

Sokol Blosser tasting room

View at Sokol Blosser

Next wine tasting stop..Winderlea

Winderlea

Winderlea Balcony and tasting room

Last wine tasting stop before they closed..Maresh Red Hills

Meresh Red Barn tasting room

View from a window in the Maresh tasting room

Aaah..Dinner at the Dundee Bistro

The Dundee Bistro

See? Still standing!

Cindy Westfall


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Sharon Parisi
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What an informative post and a great alternative activity to shopping on Black Friday!

Nov 26, 2011 03:50 PM #1
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Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
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Hi, Cindy -- you've got the right idea!  what a nice day and your photos of the various venues were great.  Have a wonderful Holiday season!  Eric

Nov 26, 2011 03:56 PM #2
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Debbie Holmes
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Gets the job done!

Sounds like a lot of fun!

 

Nov 26, 2011 04:00 PM #3
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hi Sharon, thank you! I did have a very fun time doing my "research" for this post :))

Nov 26, 2011 04:25 PM #4
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Eric, Oh..sooooo much better than fighting the crowds at the malls. My favorite shopping time is Monday morning..quiet..peaceful...and I'm gone before the crowds start coming in. Hope you enjoy a wonderful season as well!

Nov 26, 2011 04:27 PM #5
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Cindy Westfall
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Hi Debbie...it was indeed!

Nov 26, 2011 04:29 PM #6
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Cheryl Ritchie
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Who would think this would all be crowded on Black Friday BUT it dies look simple and fun!
Nov 26, 2011 04:40 PM #7
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hi Cheryl, many of the wineries we went to were very busy..and looked like they moved their normal tasting rooms to a larger area..to accomodate. I have to say..there were lots of limos lined up in some of the parking lots! At least we were safe wine tasters!

Nov 26, 2011 05:06 PM #8
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Cindy - What a great way to spend Black Friday!  I loved your photo tour of where you went and what you did.  It looks like you have a lot of fun.  One more reason to visit the greater Portland area.

Nov 26, 2011 07:46 PM #9
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Larry & Jacque Ficek
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Hi there Cindy, Larry's brother is a chef in the area and they love it. It is a pretty area with the all of the vines lined up and cascading down the hills.

Jacque & Larry

Nov 26, 2011 08:07 PM #10
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Jill Sackler
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What great hyperlocal content and I love your title! Sounds like you really know how to travel in style - you took all the worry out of sampling the wine.

BTW, your hair and eyebrows are the same color as Lady Gaga's for her televised Thanksgiving special. Nice new picture.

Nov 27, 2011 01:26 AM #11
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Wonderful post Cindy Lou - you've reminded me that I need to take a tour of wine country soon. I also stay far away from the stores on Black Friday - red wine sounds like a perfect plan next year.

By the way, cute new photo. Obviously taken in wine country. :)

Nov 27, 2011 04:47 AM #12
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Laura, It was MUCH better than hitting the stores and the weather was working with us with a sunshine filled day.

Nov 27, 2011 05:00 AM #13
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Larry and Jacque, What restaurant does your work in? We'll have to check it out! Everytime we go down..or even just out in the country areas, I'm in awe of the beautiful landscapes.

Nov 27, 2011 05:02 AM #14
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Jill, It's so much easier and less stress to get a limo for the day. It's hard when have a designated driver sometimes...unless they HATE wine, but none of our friends fall into that category. I did't get to see the whole Lady Gaga special...now I'll need to go check it out.

Nov 27, 2011 05:06 AM #15
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hi Debb, Some people just LOVE shopping when it's like a madhouse...puts them in a holiday shopping mood. I'd much rather spend the day out and about enjoying the sunshine that we had and tasting some Oregon wines that we haven't tasted before. There are sooo many to choose from! That picture was taken on the balcony of the last winery we were at for the day...I'm feeling quite happy :)))

Nov 27, 2011 05:10 AM #16
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Larry & Jacque Ficek
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Cindy, I said the wrong one! He is a chef at The Red Hills Market-I changed it!

Hey there Cindy, Larry's brother (Shiloh Ficek) is a chef at The Red Hills Market. He was at the Wildwood (in Portland) for several years and then Farm to Fork until this opportunity came up.

He is a cutie and, if you do go, let us know so we can make sure he is working that day.

Jacque & Larry

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