Any weekend that includes wine tasting, fine dining, friends, travels and Ducks basketball is a good weekend! This weekend was no exception.
The Good was on Friday. Seems fitting it really was Good Friday. We headed home from Florence, Oregon after a very successful work day the previous day. The day started with a breakfast at one of our regular coast stops. After breakfast, we decided to take the longer way home and stop at a few wineries in Elkton. There was one winery that we had tried to visit with and sample at the Newport Wine and Seafood festival a few weeks earlier. It was so busy we couldn’t get near its tasting bar. We knew we had a great shot of tasting since the tasting room opened at 11 am and that’s exactly when we arrived. No waiting for tasting!
We walked into the River’s Edge Winery Tasting Room and were enthusiastically greeted by one of the owners, Vonnie Landt. A beautiful hummingbird also welcomed us to the tasting room as well. We tried several wines that we really liked! We tried Baco Noir for the first time and it was outstanding. Their Pinot Noir won best of the grape at the Newport Wine and Seafood Festival and it was easy to taste why. We can’t wait to get back to Elkton this spring to do the complete tour of all the wineries there. Stay tuned for a road trip report soon.
The Great was a Saturday trip to a wine pickup party at Domaine Meriwether. We arrived at 12:30 for the party. Hmmmm, one of us (me) read the time wrong. It started at 2 pm but the Ducks basketball game started at 3 pm. This wasn’t going to work, so we got our wine, reserved our spot for Wine Camp ( you read that right, wine camp in August. Can’t wait to tell you all about it) and headed home to watch the game. It didn’t turn out so well for the #1 seed in the west. (That was the only not-so-good of this good, great, even greater weekend!)
The even greater started out with a half marathon and a third place age group finish on Easter Sunday morning. It was followed by a great Easter dinner at our friend Jen’s house. Jen prepared an amazing spread that included enchiladas and all the fixin’s. We were tasked with bringing the wine, all three of us agreed it was one of the best bottles of wine we had ever had.
What was that wine? It was a 2013 Tempranillo from J Scott Cellars. Sadly, they have none left and won’t be releasing the next batch until November. In the meantime, Jonathan suggests his 2013 Avante’ red blend. It has the Tempranillo as its base so it has to be good!
Winery Wanderings special weekend was truly a blessing. We cannot wait to do it again! Keep following our wanderings and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog.