August 7, 2017

 

Summer Wine Tasting

Summer Wine Tasting 

This summer the Portland Blogger and Creatives group got together for a little wine tasting at Stoller Winery. Summer is a great time for wine tasting with friends.  Especially if you rent a limo or other car service so everyone can enjoy tasting. 

Stoller Vineyard in Oregon

I just love the wide open spaces around wineries as you drive up to them.  This lone white farm house caught my eye and as I stopped to capture the shot I day dreamed about living on acreage. But than I thought about how many times a week I make craft store runs. 😜

Lone farmhouse at Stoller Vineyard, Oregon

One of the things I really like about Stoller is that they kept Oak trees among their vines.  White oak's to be exact.  White oak numbers have decreased dramatically and Stoller is helping to preserve the species.  Plus just look at that view! I like the variation the oaks and pine trees bring to the view of the vineyard. It's such a relaxing view. 

White oak at Stoller Vineyard, Oregon

Not only is Stoller helping preserve white oaks, their tasting room is solar. Way to go Stoller. Those Adirondack chairs were calling my name but I had to meet up with the rest of the blogger group. Plus I would have FRIED in minutes under the hot summer sun. 

Solar powered tasting room at Stoller vineyard, Oregon

Enjoying the first tasting in our flight.  This was a chardonnay. Normally I do not like chardonnays. I'm all about the reds.  But this one was surprisingly good. Our sommelier informed us that this chardonnay was from a stainless steel barrel not an oak barrel.  That must be why I like it.  Along with the flight we were also served a charcuterie board.  

Portland bloggers and creatives group wine tasting at Stoller vineyard

Now this is my kind of wine, red. Do you prefer white or red?  Let me know in the comments. 

Summer is made for wine tasting. Stoller vineyard in Oregon

As the event wined down and we all started to head out I caught Mt. Hood in the distance as I made my way to my car. 

Stoller vineyard, Dayton, Oregon

Of course Mt. Hood was so much clearer in person.  I can never capture it in a photo the way it looks in person. 

View of Mt. Hood from Stoller Vineyard, Oregon

Have you enjoyed any outings with friends this summer?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. 

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