"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"
- Robin Williams (1951-2014)
I keep thinking that it's just a bad dream: we really haven't lost Robin Williams. Fortunately, as is the way of life, we also have good dreams, like the weather we've been having this winter and spring. We could be experiencing our 20th straight day of rain here in the Pacific Northwest, but instead, we are bathed in beautiful sunshine and there's early bud break in the vineyard. Indeed, everything is making its appearance early this year. Daffodils and tulips have bloomed and faded already. So let the celebration begin. As a starter, we have two good ways to party together this spring. I hope to see you soon.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 "Taste the Place" Wine Tasting
What: More than 25 wine makers in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA (including Carlton Hill and our next-door neighbors) gather to share samples and sell wines to the public. Since many of us small producers don't have tasting rooms, this is a nice way for you to discover new wines from one of the most award-winning AVAs in Oregon.
Where: Anne Amie Vineyards, 6580 NE Mineral Springs Rd, Carlton, OR 97111
Sunday, May 24, 2015 Memorial Weekend Barn Tasting
What: It's our semi-annual event in the barn, featuring guests Z'IVO and Copper Belt, along with Andrew Rich Wines. In all, you'll have more than a dozen wines to taste, plus a hearty array of ample nibbles. Take home your wine tasting glass, if you wish, and a souvenir tote bag with your wine purchases.
Where: Carlton Hill Vineyard barn
When:Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12 - 5 pm
Tickets: $20 per person at the door (Carlton Hill Reserve club members free)
For directions, please go to www.carltonhillwines.com. MapQuest, GPS navigators and Google Maps direct people to a portion of Cummins Road that no longer exists.