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Mr. Wine Snob

Mr. Wine Snob

I’ll tell you, it’s quite awesome being in the wine industry during the holidays. After spending the busy season doing wine tours and getting to know wine, it was a lot of fun busting out my favorite wines from the Willamette Valley, as well as opening up some...
Driver’s Choice

Driver’s Choice

Being a tour guide in the Willamette Valley is very rewarding for me. I think what I enjoy the most is being able to use my knowledge and best judgement to craft a personalized route for each tour. I get my best opportunity to do that on a “Driver’s Choice” day. Once...
Off-Season Wine Tasting

Off-Season Wine Tasting

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! We are definitely in the off-season here in the Willamette Valley. Now that things have slowed down I have been visiting a ton of wineries that are new to me. Please believe that I’ve uncovered lots of hidden gems that...
The Bypass

The Bypass

Well, the bypass has finally opened. Locals have been waiting for a very long time to use it and measure its effectiveness. Anyone driving through Dundee during rush hour knows how congested the 99W can be. To go just a few miles can take more than 20 minutes. The...
Spring is on the way…

Spring is on the way…

I can’t tell you how happy I am that we are finally in March. December to February was actually quite mild compared to last year, and those who came out to tour actually enjoyed good weather for the season, but I am just really looking forward to spring.  A handful of...
The blog is back!

The blog is back!

Well here I am. Back with a blog. The time has really flown by recently. I can’t believe it’s already the middle of May. Things are in full swing here in the Willamette Valley. I’ve been busy working and enjoying the weather. The heat feels sooooo good. In the midsts...