I must admit, I really love my job. Who wouldn’t love attending fabulous food and wine events around the state of Oregon? Like I’ve said before, I’m a lucky wine gal, and I never take that for granted. I feel truly blessed to be surrounded by world renowned wineries that produce some of the finest wines in the world, in a state that is unmatched in beauty and bounty.
One of my favorite wineries in the southern Willamette Valley is Domaine Meriwether. Owner, Buzz Kawders, is not only one of the funnest people to be around, but he’s got a heart of gold and has an affinity for life unlike most. He has a great thing going: a state of the art winery that’s just outside of Oregon’s second largest city, Eugene, located on a beautiful piece of property with views of the nearby Coastal Range, and a stellar winemaker named Ray Walsh, who is well known for his success in crafting outstanding sparkling and still wines.
So, when I was asked to attend their inaugural Fine Dining in the Cellar event, it was marked on my calendar before I could say, “count me in.”
From start to finish, this Valentine’s Day themed cellar dinner at Domaine Meriwether blew me away.The food, wine, service and conversation were truly incredible – there was even a Conversation course offered after a five course meal and appetizers, it was an amazing evening.
Tasting room manager, Jennifer Sennett-Franklin has more events planned for 2013, and food and wine enthusiasts should be keeping an eye out for what’s to come at Domaine Meriwether.
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