We’re in the midst of our harvest and we’re celebrating a fantastic one!
The fruit from our Hot Rocks Vineyard has come in deep, dark & concentrated due to the hot long summer. The Walla Walla Merlot is in the fermenters after four full days of cold soaking to extra more flavors and color.
The 2010 Walla Walla Merlot is our wine for the month. It’s is rich, and dark with full fruit up front and a long finish. It was made from my favorite four barrels from our latest version of Bank Robber. I liked the character of these barrels so much that I kept them separate. Enjoy it while you can because we made just over 80 cases.
Tomorrow Friday, October 3th is First Friday in Aurora.
October 3rd is a day for celebration. So much so that George Washington named it a national holiday called “Thanksgiving” in 1789. It is a time of warm days that remind us of the summer; combined with cool nights that we relish (so we can wear that sweater you got for your birthday last year).
Join us on the patio with music from our friend JT Meier. (I always have two of his CD’s on the player in the tasting room). He’ll be playing guitar, one of his dozen harmonicas and be accompanied by our merlot.
From Portland via I-5:
From I-5 southbound take Exit #282a (Canby). Stay on road through first light, take left at second light- Ehlen Rd (about 2.5 miles). Go left (east) approximately 1 mile.
From East Portland via 205:
Take Oregon City Hwy 99E exit . Go south through Canby into Historic Aurora (approx 15 miles) – Hwy 99E runs through the town.
I-5 North from Salem
Take Exit #278. Head east approximately 3 miles on Ehlen Rd.
Tasting Room Hours
Friday12 Noon till 6
Saturday12 Noon till 5
Sunday12 Noon till 5