Saturday, October 8, 2011

Touring the Willamette Valley

We wanted to do a little get away before it was time to leave for another season in Antarctica, so Tuesday September 6th, we drove over to the Willamette Valley to check out Oregon's wine country.  We rented a little cottage outside the town of Amity for three nights and enjoyed the views and solitude it had to offer.  Here's a photo of Kelly in the gazebo at our cottage, which was called Bella Collina.

The cottage was located in the Eola Amity hills and had beautiful views of the surrounding area and this waterfall and pond on the property.

Here's Dave sitting outside the cottage enjoying some wine and appetizers after we arrived.

The view north from our cottage

Enjoying the sunset on the first night.

A barn at the Bergstrom Winery near Newberg.

View from the Bergstrom Winery and a few other photos from there below.



The Penner-Ash Winery and a few more photos below.




Here we are enjoying the sunset from our gazebo.

The sunset from Bella Collina.

The vineyard at Domaine Serene Winery

Dave enjoying a glass of wine at Domaine Serene.

A few more shots from Domaine Serene


Looking out a window at the Domaine Droughin Winery.

The Domaine Serene Winery

The entrance to Bella Collina

A sculpture outside our cottage followed by a few shots of the inside.


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