6.11.2008

Oregon stories: Oak Knoll Winery

Who knew there were hundreds of wineries in this area? Of course, if you're like me, and you had not made the connection between Willamette River and Willamette Valley (of the you-can-grow-anything-and-it-will-be-awesome fame), you would have been one of the ones who did NOT know. Okay, that's fine. Now I know and now I get that thing about Willamette Valley.

I went out to Oak Knoll Winery (that little red pin) (don't forget the part about clicking the picture so you can actually SEE what I'm talking about) to visit Haris. Occasionally she sings there and sometimes she runs the tasting room there.

It was incredibly fun driving around out in farm country. There are even alpaca ranches out there. And huge tree farms and wonderful nurseries with every conceivable kind of flowering thing. Oh. My. God. I really need my own yard. Now.

This was my first ever visit to a winery. I didn't even manage to visit a winery in Napa for crying out loud. It probably has to do with not particularly caring about wine. I went to Oak Knoll because Haris invited me and I love Haris.

3 comments:

Allison said...

I know Oak Knoll and I love Willamette Valley wines! You can take me to visit them when I come out

Cathy said...

And while we're waiting for that to happen, you and Carl can enjoy the bottles that I sent. I loved the Pinot Gris! Mmmmmmmm

Slayde said...

I love the picture of the alpacas. They are such funny looking animals! Alpacas aside, it looks like you had a good trip, and I think the Willamette Valley is just wonderful.