|View from Penner-Ash Vineyard.|
|View from Winderlea Vineyard.|
Argyle's gorgeous new digs are borderline breathtaking. The indoor atmosphere screams class without being pretentious, and the floor-to-ceiling windows don't make you feel like you're inside at all. Being that this particular day was [finally!] sunny and warm, we opted to sit outside on their patio and sip on their sparkling "Pop Flight" (a perfect choice considering it was 11 a.m.). The flight was a mere $15 for three pours, but all of ours were free thanks to Sam's membership in their Wine Club. After the tasting, we all left with bottles of their 2011 Black Brut, with one coming in mighty handy during lunchtime (more on that later).
Second stop: Penner-Ash Vineyard
Great sandwiches, incredible fries, wines and beer galore to purchase or consume on-site (with the option of also B.Y.O.B.'ing for a $10 corkage fee) - this place is the spot to go for a casual lunch between wineries. Despite the long line, we quickly ordered, snagged a table outside, popped a bottle of that Argyle Black Brut, and indulged in one heck of a weekend lunch. I noshed on the RHM Veggie sandwich ($9), which consisted of house pesto, pickled seasonal vegetables, local greens, and Briar Rose Chevré. For the table, we split the Wood-Fired Jojo’s ($6), seasoned hand-cut fries served with chunky Bleu cheese dressing.
Fourth stop: Winderlea Vineyard & Winery
For the local readers, have you been to Oregon's wine country before? If yes, what are some of your favorite stops?