Surrounded by grapey temptations…

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in the heart of Oregon wine country?  I’m a recent first-time homeowner in Newberg, Oregon located in Yamhill County which has THE BEST wine in the Willamette Valley!  And I’m not playing favorites, no ma’am.

I’m Sunni, and I love my new life here.  There’s tons of spacious parks, local wine shops, tasting rooms, endless rolling vineyards, and friendly neighbors. But being physically surrounded by wine culture was new for me, and I had a lot of questions.  Yes, there’s tons of respectable wine bars in Portland (where I bid adieu) but now I drive through grape forests to get to and from work.  Not literally, please don’t cite me for trespassing.

Going to extremes?  I love to!  Thought you’d never ask!  So, I’m going to show you how I hit it hard with my new self-bestowed wine detective job.  I’m not a complete noob- I have been told I have a keen palate with lots of potential for refinement – but I’m the type of person who likes to obsess over researching and investigating new interests until I feel full and satisfied.

All photographs are my own.  Explore my blog and discover my experiences tasting wine, visiting various restaurants, and evaluating the quality of life here in the Willamette Valley.  I enjoy photography, interviewing, and drinking.  You have to start somewhere.

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