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Monday, July 20, 2009

Berry picking and wine tasting in Oregon

Been in Oregon 2 weeks, finally got a day of R&R. My brother-in-law, visiting friends in the next town, and I decided to visit to a few fruit farms & check out the Willamette Valley, just minutes from Eugene. After spending about 1 hour picking only 3 lbs of blueberries, (you gotta pick only the best!) we seriously needed a wine break. We drove about 40 minutes into the valley, (beautiful roads, wish I had my motorcycle) and came upon King Estate. It is perched high on a hill, surrounded by 1,033 acres of magnificeint vineyards and lavender fields. It was soooooo Falcon Crest. No time for the tour, but they treated us to about 10 different tastings (man, are their generous) and every wine was better than the last. We then had a ***** lunch on the veranda overlooking the whole incredible property. This winery is only 18 years old, and you would swear you are in a centuries old French chateau. Views forever, EXCELLENT FOOD, fantastic service. I highly recommend you try it if you are in the area, though there are many good wineries from which to choose. I should be traveling home tomorrow. Sure missing Nevada County and home, but there is lots to see and do here.