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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A day of tasting...

And now for something fun. On Sunday we wandered to wine country with four of our closest friends beginning at Eola Hills Vineyards for their signature brunch (which I highly recommend though you need to make reservations). We moved on to wine tasting at Cubanisimo Vineyards and dropped by Brian and David's gorgeous home in Salem for a bit. We separated from the boys and headed to Willamette Valley Vineyards to pick up our normal shipment with them, do a spot of tasting, take in the amazing view before hitting up Los Baez back in Salem for some tasty Mexican food. It was a lovely day...and here is the evidence...

Memorial Day specials early and I walked away with a case and a half plus a bottle of Pinot Gris for $ joke. You can see their brunch set up in the background which is what we started the day with. Eola Hills Vineyards.

This Pinot Noir was pretty amazing. Eola Hills Vineyards.

This was in the parking lot of Eola Hills Vineyards on our way out, along with an amazing array of old and new corvettes. Patrick and I fought over who got to steal it.

Gorgeous grounds. Cubanisimo Vineyards.

Loved these fans everywhere. Cubanisimo Vineyards.

Their Pinot Noirs were to die for at Cubanisimo Vineyards.

Notice the bowl of dried plantanes.

Bees and lupines. Taken at Brian and David's gorgeous home in Salem.

Their beautiful new Japanese Maple.

Winston Churchhill the wonder dog.

I am so in love with this bird feeder.

Winston looooooves gardening...

Spotted dick - or proof that Winston is truly British!

Willamette Valley Vineyards signature shirts.

Willamette Valley Vineyards tasting flight. As a guild member I get the "reserve" tasting which is the uber good one for free every time for whomever I bring with me too but honestly they just let me taste about anything I want so we usually jump back and forth between the reserve and the standard and stumble away.

Willamette Valley Vineyards went all fancy and got new stemware.

Los Baez fajitas after a long day of vineyard and house hopping FTW.

The coolest quarter machine evah!

Hello, My name is Heidi and my hair is WAY bigger than yours.... This is what happens when Heidi's hair is twisted and wrapped for 24 hours and then let free!

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