Note: I know I'm supposed to be hosting the Bible Study today, but in dealing with Lizzy cutting her molars, I can't think clearly enough over the whining and screaming to write much of anything that's coherent. So instead, I leave you with some eye candy.
Southern Oregon is like a small wine mecca--there are TONS of vineyards, and lots of local wine. That said, Justin doesn't like wine, so I can count on one hand the number of times I've been out to a local winery to taste. Even though I like wine in general, I often feel like I'm picking blindly when I'm at the grocery store, unsure what I'll really like and what I won't.
One of my friends works in the wine industry here in Southern Oregon, and she asked me if I'd like to go out to one of the vineyards (Agate Ridge) to take some photos before the harvest this weekend. Of course, I jumped at the chance. And guys, it was breathtaking.
The proprietor, Kim, first took us through a tasting of the wine, which was such a treat in and of itself. Then, she gave us a glass of our favorite, and we hopped on the back of the tractor for a tour of the grounds.
It was incredible to hear Kim talk about all the different varieties of grapes, and to see how different the clusters look. I also loved getting to ask all the nerdy questions that I've always wondered about, like how many bottles of wine can be made out of one wooden barrel (35 cases).
Overall, it was just such a blessing, and absolutely breathtaking!