Typical Oregon day: big puffy clouds, mixed with rain clouds, and a little sunshine. The clouds have split around the hilltop where we are standing. Directly above is blue sky, you can see the sun goes down the hill to the bottom of this block, then it's shaded by clouds. (You can also see a BIG ol' sensor dust spot in the clouds.
This is Quincy, a 3 year old yellow dog that accompanied us on our hike. Here he is looking for someone to throw his ball for him. He was VERY well-behaved.
In the new sections of the vineyard, the posts are metal. Sokol-Blosser is an organic producer of fruit, though not an organic "wine" producer. The old sections are not required to have the wood posts removed, but new sections must not use wood, due to posts being impregnated with arsenic and other chemicals which can leach into the soil.
At the end of the hike and tour, we stopped at this olive farm and herb garden called Red Ridge Farms. They are olive farming, news to me! We learned about olive oil production, and I think it finally convinced my husband to buy craft olive oils.
Lovely grounds, and they have a Bed and Breakfast on site, with a hilltop view in all directions.
Last, but very definitely not least, we enjoyed a winery picnic lunch, catered by a local company, using all local and/or sustainably harvested ingredients, as well as wines from Sokol-Blosser. Magnificent!