Thursday, September 29, 2011
A Celebration of Oregon's New Wine Country License Plate!...at Willamette Valley Vineyards!
There is something pretty special about being in the middle of a vineyard here in Oregon. The fact that I can walk or ride a horse through the center of the vines as they are growing with their fruit just hanging on the vines makes me feel like I am a part of what's going on. An Oregonian for only a few years but if I believed I was once here in another life, I think I was probably a vintner. This is really funny because I don't know a lot about wine. I do love however, the feeling I get when I'm close to the vines. It's like a feeling you get when you planted flower or vegetable seeds in your garden and you actually grow something. Quite an amazing feeling.
A beautiful piece of art rendered out of the kindness of an artists heart. A back drop for the new Oregon Wine Country License Plate depicting what I get to see every day. Living in the Willamette Valley is really that amazing. I hope I never tire of seeing these sweet rows of fruit. I never want to take it all for granted.
Rows of empty Pinot Noir glasses although they didn't start out that way as we tasted our way through the event at Willamette Valley Vineyards celebrating the new license plate. The joke was that we were all encouraged to get the new plates as soon as they are available so as to have them on our cars while driving through Napa Valley. They are hoping to have them ready by March 2012.
A celebration of agriculture in Oregon, a boost for an already booming tourism piece and an another reason to celebrate where we live! The Willamette Valley Wine Country!