Tips on Arranging Flowers (& Drinking Wine at the Same Time)

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Renee

Did you know that wine tasting & floral design go hand-in-hand?

I learned that this weekend as Pam Bell from Dragonfly Floral patiently coached a group of twenty visitors through the design of a Mother’s Day bouquet, while Pete from Notre Vue Estate refilled our wine glasses with exquisite tastings of Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and a white blend. 

Sitting on the tasting deck, overlooking the pond swimming with geese and goslings, we learned how to trim, set, and arrange our flowers.

Vine to Glass Winemaking Educational Seminar

Posted on March 24, 2018 by Renee

What does “sur lies” aging really means?  What is “malolactic fermentation”?  Do you know that there is methoxypyrazine in your Merlot?  What glue is used to hold barrel staves together?  Where does the color of a red wine come from?  Hint: Not the juice!

Valentine’s Winemaker Dinner

Posted on February 16, 2018 by jon

What a night! We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a night of romantically inspired dishes paired with our Estate wines, prepared by renowned  Chef Austin Perkins.

Harvest Celebration Photo Gallery

Posted on October 9, 2017 by Renee

Photos from our Harvest Celebration Dinner at Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyards. We were fortunate to have such ideal weather as we dined lakeside enjoying Chef Brian Anderson’s deliciously prepared four course meal paired perfectly with our estate wines.

Windows of France Photo Gallery

Posted on September 1, 2015 by Renee

On my latest journey, I focused my lens on the Windows of France!  The hidden secrets behind the windows – the architecture, the lighting, the people and the whimsy captured my soul! 

Joie de Voivre

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Renee

Springtime in Paris, something I’d always wanted to do and last year I was able to spend three weeks, taking a National Geographic workshop and cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu. 

Jumping for Joy! Journey to Alaska

Posted on March 22, 2015 by Renee

Last August, my husband and I and three other couples went on a sojourn to the picturesque state of Alaska. Our journey began in Sitka, ending in Juneau.

Harvest at Windsor Oaks Vineyards & Winery 2013 – Photo Gallery

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Renee

What a great harvest! Harvest at Windsor Oaks Vineyards & Winery 2013

Cooking in Santiago, Chile 2013 – Photo Gallery

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Renee

International Food Blogger Conference Seattle 2013 – Photo Gallery

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Renee

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