As I mentioned before, we spent the summer frolicking in the sunshine and I didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with blog posts. However, I can say that I really appreciate that I kept taking pictures, because as the weather starts to get cold and rainy, looking at our summer fun certainly lifts my spirits.
On a Sunday afternoon in July, we got invited to J.K. Carriere Wines for a club members Pizza Making event, and it was so much fun! J.K. Carriere Wines is located on Parret Mountain just north of Newberg in the Chehalem Mountains American Viticulture Area (AVA).
It was a family style event with long tables and lots of conversation. Everyone brought ingredients and the pizza dough was provided. The Renaissance Man took the skills he learned from our last pizza making adventure and put them to good use!
The wine was fantastic too! I highly recommend this 2012 vintage, the Vespidae had rich cherry and cinnamon notes that seemed to perfectly complement our wonderful afternoon.
My favorite part was standing in line at the pizza oven. It was really fun to see all of the different flavor combinations and pizza making techniques.
I loved the rustic feel of this winery, it’s such a beautiful building and event space.
After dinner we took a walk down into the vineyard and got to see the next phase of plantings. They just cleared a few additional acres of land for planting grapes…more wine coming your way soon!
It sure was a wonderful day in wine country! Many thanks to our thoughtful friends for inviting us along!