Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Photos

Bottling day with Joyce, Cora, Colleen, & Lisa
 Here are a few highlight of 2013

Michele, Debbie, Rykie & sister, Kim,  Pam, Erin

Robert Smasne

Pam Scott's beautiful backyard

Gordon Taylor at Davenlore

Cindy and Marti

Owners Marti & Mike Andrews and winemaker Justin

Lee mixing the yeast

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2013 recap

January @ MaryAnns Mouvedre Blind Tasting.
 #1 Coyote Canyon ' 08 Mouvedre.
 #2  Tapteil '10 Mouvedre

February @ Smasne's Blending Party

March, BRUSHES & A BOTTLE @ Market Vineyards

Wine Divas @ Country Gentleman in Pasco

Green Day @ Michele's. Winners were:
 #1 Korbel , Brut.
 #2 Ooh LaLa, Pinot Grigio.
 #3 Hamilton 2008 White Wine

April @ Mary E's. Carmenieres:
 #1 Montgras Reserva.
 #2  Root 1.
 #3 Townsend Sangiovese :>)
Wine Divas @ Country Gentleman in Kennewick

May in Walla Walla
First stop was Gifford Hirlinger, a serendipidous discovery. Loved his wines. Favorites: Merlot, Malbec, Tempranillo......yum... Very nice visit with the winemaker. Then downtown to DaMa. Dawn & Mary rolled out the red carpet, gave us a large table by the window where we ate our feast, tasted their wines and purchased. Cowgirl Cab. There was time for an hour of shopping after. Then to our last adventure, north to Robison Ranch Cellars. Great wine, great prices, charming hosts, Brad & Ruth. Superb day!

June: Wine Divas, Love of Junk and Pam's Viognier tasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Our 4th wine!

We are honored to be able to have our 4th vintage made by Robert O. Smasne ~ WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2013  (by Wine Press NW ). Our 2011 Red Rhone Blend will be a blend of 58% Mouvedre, 28% Syrah, & 14% Grenache. Even though we sold out of the 25 cases last night, Robert said he can make more for us.
We will be bottling it in April and he suggests we lay it down for 1 year (that's what he does with all of his wines). Cheers!
P.S. The Chocolate No-Bake dessert is under "Recipes".

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Newberg; Most Excellent Adventure

WWW's Most Excellent Adventure started at 7:30am Friday.
Lisa, Gayle, Jan & Kim laughed their way to Newberg, Oregon. We checked into our room (only $22 a night per person- we know how to save for the important stuff!). Then we set off to explore Newberg and find the most incredible restaurant (that set the tone for the WHOLE weekend), RECIPE.
We had a marvelous lunch and promptly made reservations for dinner Saturday night- it was THAT good!
We got some good recommendations, figured out how NOT to pay tasting fees (crazy), and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Our favorites were: Bergstrom (Pinot), Canas Feast (Tapteil grapes), Stoller (Pinot), Owen Roe (Wa grapes), and Winderlea (view & Chard). Oh, and the grand finale- Pamplin Family. We were able to meet the winemakers, taste out of the fermenters, and go behind the scenes at a few places. It was a very busy time for them- bringing in the grapes, but everyone was smiling and having a good time. We also stopped at Heritage Roses, shopped at Goodwill, Grocery Outlet, Trader Joes, and the Woodburn Outlet Mall. Other culinary delights- Subterra (dinner) and Coffee Cottage- cappucinos, quiches and apple french toast.
I wish I had taken a photo of the back of the car on our way home! Our last stop was at MaryHill for the view, and dinner at Wine O'Clock.
Rykie & Stephanie joined us on the Saturday tour. What a blast we all had!
Next trip will have to include McMinnville- not enough time to see them all.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October trips

Besides going to Coyote Canyon's Vineyard, we are doing a road trip Willamette Valley in Oregon! A first time for the WWW. The plan is to stop at Maryhill to see the view, then onto one other small winery in WA before crossing over the Columbia to Portland. We will stay in Newberg and tour & taste in Carlton, Dundee, & Newberg. The places I have chosen are: Canas Feast, Andrew Rich, Owen Roe, Torii Mor and Sokol Blosser. If we have time for the big guys (Erath or Argyle), we will stop there, too.
If you have any other suggestions, we are open to it. Please email me privately and I will give you the dates. The hotel will be @ $77. per person, double occupancy for the 2 nights. We are carpooling. Can't wait!

2012 Prosser Tour

What a fun day! 14 of us went to Vine Heart Winery where we enjoyed Patricia's commentary of life on the farm and how George makes his wines. There were quite a few wines to choose from, too. Don't miss the smoked cheeses and summer sausages- yummy! Oh, and the ports.....:>)
Next stop was Pontin del Roza's new tasting room. We were all in awe at how beautiful it was. We need to go back and play bocce and sit by the fireplace!  The WWW all found new wines to enjoy here. Thank you Scott & his mom!
Over to downtown Prosser to the Sixth Street Coffee to pick up our lovely lunches- wasn't it great to go there and they had it all ready for us? WOW! Let's go back here again!
Last stop was the Winemakers Loft at Coyote Canyon. It was hard to decide which award winning wine we should have with lunch. Mike Andrews made a special trip into town, bringing us some nice bunches of grapes from his vines. He sat with us and poured some extra wines (that weren't open in the tasting room). Mike and his gals made us feel like we were royalty. We are really looking forward to our October trip to his vineyard!

Marti's Art

Mike sharing his knowledge & answering our questions

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Release Party

A beautiful summer night at  Cora's home. Good food, friends and wine- what more could you want?

Thank you Cora for hosting (and Lisa & Jan for helping).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wine & More, Kennewick, WA

On July 17, the WWW had lunch and wine flights at the new Wine & More in Kennewick. If you haven't been there yet, you are missing out on some GREAT food, wine gifts and wines from around the world. Everyone LOVED the food! And as you can see, we shopped on the way in, & shopped on the way out.
When we were done, 6 gals came over for a swim and 4 others came as well. No photos of the bathing beauties......:>)
Wine & More is located at 3600 S. Zintel Way, Ste C. (509) 582-0120
 395 at Hildebrand on the east side of the highway next door to Z Place Salon & Spa. (across the road from Bobs Burgers). When they get a web site, I will share their link on here.
It looks like he's serving Pam Scott!

Pam & Cheryl
Chantelle, Ann, Lisa, Judi

Sandi, Linda, and Jacquie

A really fun day!
Our new hangout.....