After finishing the Portland Marathon, my friends and I decided to reward ourselves by heading out to wine country for a little R&R+booze. Here is a run down of some of our favorite finds:
The tasting room and offices for this fantastic find are in a little 3 bedroom house in the country. It’s a family run operation and the father of the family was there to run the tasting. We brought a small picnic of cheese, crackers, grapes, and chocolate to enjoy, bought a bottle (or 2) after the tasting and made and afternoon of it. Jason and I especially loved the Marechal Foch. Visit their website here.
Sokol Blosser is also a family owned and run winery and our first stop on day two of our tasting tour. The tasting room was one of the prettiest we visited and had fantastic views of the valley. On a nice day it would be a great spot to bring a picnic. They also offer tours of the winery by hike or by ATV. This was also one of the more expensive places we visited but here’s a tip: if you purchase a tasting, I recommend splitting the tasting with a friend and then buying a glass of your favorite. More for your money!
Erath wins coziest tasting room award. It rained the whole time we were there, but our friendly and knowledgeable server brought us a few extra tastes of a delicious private selection Pinot Noir to keep us warm. Marni feel in love with it and bought a bottle of for later. It’s the second bottle from the right below.