I love wine, and if you’re reading this blog, you do to! I drink wine for almost any occasion – with dinner, during playdates, out on the town, and in my PJs. Does that make me a “wine mom?” According to the Urban Dictionary, and thanks to this blog, most definitely yes.
Sure there are some negative connotations of moms abusing wine as a coping mechanism, but I believe most “wine moms” love wine for the ritual. The resulting memes are just good old fashioned humor that bonds us together.
More often than not, the ritual of drinking a glass of wine becomes a connector. It can be a connector of our own thoughts, or a connector of those around us. Drinking a glass of wine isn’t just about the beverage, it’s a moment where we relax and open up. We forget our worries, and for that moment we enjoy the taste and the retreat of it.
There is a “wine mom” meme that I love, which says “I can’t wait for the day that I can drink with my kids, instead of because of them.” You can interpret this in two ways, but my interpretation is wine as a connector. Some of my favorite moments as an adult are having a glass of wine with my mom. And, as a mom of two daughters, I can’t wait to have those same moments with my girls.
I encourage you all this Mother’s Day to have a glass of wine with your Mom.
Here are some Mother’s Day inspired events from some of our favorite wineries on the route.
Red Ridge Farms/Durant Vineyards/ Oregon Olive Mill
Join us Saturday, May 9, for a spring tea party where you can create a hanging basket or planter of your own design. Savor some delicious brunch bites and specialty teas, surrounded by our beautiful gardens. Fee: $49 per person. Time: Hours: 10:30 a.m. to noon.
5510 N.E. Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton
503-864-8502 | www.redridgefarms.com
Instead of just one day dedicated to that very special and important person, we decided to dedicate an entire month to her. Bring your family, reserve a picnic table and take advantage of our half-off special on our mouthwatering 2012 Riesling when enjoyed onsite. Nothing says “thank you” like a day with loved ones and a glass of wine.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
20980 N.E. Niederberger Rd, Dundee
503-554-4200 | www.hylandestateswinery.com
Get in the mood this fall with two of the best fall activities followed by some great Willamette Valley wine tasting. Hi there! In today’s
LaCadeau Tasting Room, Photography by Amanda ByWaters