LaVelle Vineyards -- A Picnic on The Deck

The grapes for LaVelle Vineyards' award-winning Riesling and Pinot Gris wines are grown at their Elmira property. From The Deck at the top of the vineyard, you can see the vineyard, the surrounding hills, and Fern Ridge Lake. Micaela, LaVelle's events coordinator, has invited our group to the vineyard on Sunday afternoon, August 11. Group members will be able to taste wines at the tasting room, buy a glass or bottle of their favorite, and hop on the "mule" for a ride through the vineyard up to The Deck, where we will gather (all -- except the glass or bottle -- at no cost). (Or, stay down below and lounge in the shade, if you wish.) There may be a food cart that day, or maybe not. So bring picnic food to share. Pictures of The Deck:

Be sure to taste the Riesling -- I think it is the best Riesling produced locally. And taste the big red wines -- Merlot, Syrah, and Trilogy, grown in the Columbia valley.

Ask Micaela about their wine club -- the club discounts are as high as 50%.

There is a lot of very interesting information about the new tasting room in the International Marketplace, and about production of LaVelle wines, at their blog:

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  • Debbi

    The very best way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

    August 12

  • Jan

    A perfect summer afternoon. I really enjoyed the music & appreciate any effort to find out where this group will be playing. As always ... great food, wine and company. Thank you, Howard & Mollie, for organizing another fun event!

    August 11

  • Trich Palmer

    This was a great experience. This vineyard is beautiful. Thank you Howard & Molly for all the fantastic work you do. Can't wait until next time.!

    August 11

  • Henry 'Skip' Lazauski


    August 11

  • Howard Bandy

    I talked with Gus and Jim of the jazz trio. I gave them my email address and they will put me on their list. In the mean time, here is a link that might help us keep track of them:­

    August 11

  • Sue

    Very nice, relaxing afternoon on the lawn at Lavelle's. Great music!

    August 11

  • Howard Bandy

    Just about perfect. Twelve really nice people. The food was excellent -- smoked salmon, potato salad. The wines were excellent. The music by Paul Biondi, Gus Russell, and Jim Reinking was superb -- we will be on the lookout for opportunities to hear them again.

    August 11

  • Lou Bentsen

    Nice placed , good company , thank you all .

    August 11

  • Lou Bentsen

    Running a bit late, I'll be there.

    August 11

  • Shannon Mccauley

    I am looking forward to meeting all of you attending. I love wine and good conversation, I am new to the area and excited about this group.

    August 5

  • Wayne

    Wine is Fine anytime

    July 30

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