Full On Food, Wine and Fun at Full On Oregon – Part 1
Just because we hadn’t had quite enough wine yet, our next stop was at Ayres Vineyard where we were introduced to some of Oregon’s newer winemakers – Brad McLeroy of Ayres Vineyard, Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra, and Marcus Goodfellow of Matello. I enjoyed all of the wines that day and was very surprised at how dry and crisp some of the white wines were. I know Oregon Pinots very well, but am now a fan of some of their Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and other whites from Oregon.
After much wine and merriment at the vineyards, we had lunch at Thistle. Chef Eric Bechard prepared several dishes for us that were excellent. Everything served at this restaurant is from local farmers and producers. Lunch would not have been complete without wine, of course. We were able to enjoy a few bottles of Chehalem wines, courtesy of Harry Peterson-Nedry. It’s good to know the wine makers in this state. 🙂