Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Southern Oregon Adventures VI: Wine Tasting

Emily proposed a toast: "To first and last times..."

It's Emily and Kelley's last weekend in the Rogue Valley. Their plan was to fit in as many Southern Oregon funsies as possible before they head off to their new jobs early Saturday, October 16th (Emily will report in her hometown of Cincinnati and Kelley will report and produce in Evansville, Indiana).

Sunday we planned to go to a few wineries near Medford. It surprises some people, but there are a few dozen young, budding wineries in the area. Some even say that the Rogue Valley is the new Napa Valley in terms of wines and vineyards.

Kelley wasn't feeling 100% so we decided to take it slow and head to only one winery: Roxy Ann in Medford. It was actually the first time I had ever been wine tasting, and Kel and Em's last run through wineries in Southern Oregon. As we started tasting, Emily toasted, "To first and last times..."

We sampled some of the wines, then talked, laughed, and hung outside in the afternoon. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable. It was a great way to spend the last weekend with the girls.

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