Upon my first sniff I knew I was in for a treat. It had a crisp acidity with a hint of black pepper. It smelled like a crisp fall day
About 20 minutes out of the city of Eugene, there are two wineries located in the Briggs Hill Valley that sit right across from each other that both offer big, bold red wines: Silvan Ridge and Sweet Cheeks.
As I live vicariously through these snap shots of Oregon, I'm thankful I have a portal to the outside world and am able to witness the beauty unfold around me even though I can't be there in person. Although my second week of 2012 hasn't been nearly as active as my first, there's still proof that, so far, it's been pretty awesome around here in the South Willamette Valley.
Wine Down Eugene for November 16 - 22.
Music and good vibes abound in our little city tonight. Just People is back in town at Lucky’s, Kite’s and Crows are up from Ashland, and metal fans won’t want to miss the lineup at the McDonald. Maybe start out watching the game at the Sixth Street Bar & Grill and catch a little Happy Hour goodness as the game winds down. From there it’s an easy stumble to the music clubs and more good times to celebrate the victory.
The CASA BENEFIT - tomorrow: Thursday, August 25th, 6:30p
What's a Pinot Smack Down you say? It's a knock-down, drag out, 24 hour global brawl over what region has the best Pinot Noir. Thousands of people from around the world join up on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets for one 24 hour period to taste, review, and rate Pinot's from their favorite regions.
Blue skies and warm days are on their way, and local wineries will be swinging their doors open for one of the South Willamette Valley’s highly anticipated and most celebrated 3 day wine events.
Located on Main Street in downtown Springfield, The Washburne Cafe's historic yellow building, arched doorway and big picture windows invite you in, the wood floors, exposed brick walls, and high ceilings will enticed you to order up and stay a while.