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Pig and Pinot

April 27, 2010 Leave a comment

I don’t know where to begun discussing our Pig and Pinot event yesterday.  Fortunately, there have been some posts and pictures on Facebook.  Without sounding like I’m bragging, it was awesome.  All seats on the patio were full.  The food was great (thanks Paul and Dave and Paul, Jr.).  Music was good.  Weather really worked out for us.  A good time was had by all.  We are planning to make this an annual event but on Father’s Day, so we can almost count on the weather being good.

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Glamour of Working at a Winery

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

I have no idea what this picture is about other than it is “Ole Dave Johnson” sweeping the floor.  I just found it on my camera but it reminded me of the glamour of helping out at the winery.  Just ask Chuck Kingston, or Allison Grosh or the hundreds of others who have helped us get us where we are today.  Seriously,  Dave brought us some new glass over the last few weeks.  We keep selling it so he keeps having to find more.  The pictures don’t do it justice, so you’ll just have to stop by.

New Signs and New Product

April 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Busy week following the wine trail.  RJ has been working on our new signs that will be at the bottom of the driveway.  There will be two; one on each side.  The sign with be a raised letter version of our logo between the two barrels.  Also, I have some new product in.  I just got some gluten-free sauces from Black Horse and some logo t-shirts.  RJ has also been mowing the vineyard and put up our flag pole for the flag raising.  We are confimed for the Pig and Pinot activities next Sunday.  The pig and trimmings will be ready at 1:00 p.m.  Music by Ron Sabin (Big Ron) also starts at 1:00 p.m.  The Color Guard will commence the Flag Raising at 2:00 p.m.

2010 Wine Trail Facts and Figures

April 13, 2010 3 comments

Our 2nd Annual Wine Trail is over and what an event it was!  The association sold over 3 times the tickets sold last year and had to scramble at the last minute for additional supplies.  At Plum Hill, we had nearly 3 times the traffic as last year which is really good since we had 50% again the number of wineries participating.  Saturday was absolutely swamped, while Sunday was much more calm and relaxed.  I thought I’d share what we did for food with you.  We paired bread, cheese and olives with each of the 3 wines we served.  Our pairings were as follows:

Wine Bread Cheese Olives
 

Pinot Gris

 

Roasted Garlic

Three Cheese

 

Blue Cheese

Aged Gruyere

Fig and Honey

 

Kalamata

Almond Stuffed

 

Pinot Noir

 

Rosemary Olive Oil

Jalapeno Bread

 

Jalapeno- Peperdew

No Woman

 

Cajun deep South

Smoked Flavored

 

Muller-Thurgau

 

Pumpkin Bread

Chula Bread

 

Gouda

Manchego

 

Sun dried Tomato Olives

Napa Valley Wine Olives

 We adjusted these the 2nd day as we learned more.  The breads were supplied by Perfection Bakery in Hillsboro, the cheeses from Costco and the olives from Corning Olive Pit in California.  Here are a couple of pictures, too.  Tell me what you think about the pairing.

1st Day of School

April 1, 2010 Leave a comment

So RJ is taking a wine making class at Chemeketa College in Salem. Tuesday was his “1st Day of School.” He asked if his outfit was okay, wanted an apple for the teacher and was disappointed I didn’t have a tin lunch box. :).  When he got home, he said his head was exploding.

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