I had an awesome group on my first wine tour. We had so much fuN!

I had an awesome group on my first wine tour. We had so much fuN!

The thought of leading wine tours had never entered my mind until recent years. A work-related trip into France’s southern wine region led me to believe I could do it. Encouragement from some of the folks on the trip spurred me to put together a trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley June 9-14.

This is not a recapitulation of that trip. Rather, this is simply photo albums from each of our days in the valley and links to the places we visited. Click through and enjoy:

2 - LangeGlassTuesday:

Lange Estate Winery

Alexana Winery

Nick’s Italian Cafe

Click on image at right to see photos from Tuesday!

 

 

10 - winderleaWednesday

Domaine Drouhin

Winderlea

Vidon Vineyards

Saffron Fields

Click on image at right to see photos from Wednesday!

4 - gorgeThursday

Columbia River Gorge

Recipe Restaurant

Click on image at right to see photos from Thursday!

 

 

11Friday

Republic of Jam

Hawk’s View Cellars

What’s next? Well, I’ll be repeating the Oregon Pinotpalooza trip – renamed as Drink & Eat Oregon. I’ll set dates soon. If the demand is strong, I’ll do the trip twice on back-to-back weeks. Drop me a line at: hewitthoward@gmail.com

And a bit further down the road I’m looking at Paso Robles and a possible trip to Burgundy in 2016.

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