I got a bit worried when we were in MSP on our layover. Flight delays make me nervous. However, this one was quick & painless & we were on our way to PDX. I never cease to be in awe of the rugged beauty of the scenery when flying into PDX.
As soon as we grabbed our bags & got the vans we were off for Willamette Valley.
First Stop: Erath Winery
Located in the much coveted Dundee Hills AVA this venerable winery has been a touchstone for Oregon wines.
Erath gave us a warm welcome & poured some absolutely stunning pinots for us. There is good reason why they have been around so long.
After Erath we headed to our three vineyard houses on the Stoller Vineyards property. Brad, Brandon & I got to work preparing a very PacNW spread of grilled salmon that I rubbed with dill, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, s&p.
Bring on Day 2
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