Briggs Hill Wineries

June 10, 2007

With rain jackets ready and an ominous spring sky, we headed up Lorraine Hwy. At the summit however, the sun came out and blessed our green and fresh-washed county with its warming rays. On Briggs Hill we encountered several heats of the preliminaries for the Oregon road biking championships. They were an inspiration, though at least five times faster that we were going in our alternate direction.

The final climb up to Sweet Cheeks Winery was killer but the reward was lunch on a beautiful patio that overlooks the whole valley. Rumor has it they make a passable pinot noir and dry reisling as well...

The trip home saw close encounters with deer and turkey buzzards, plus all those spring flowers I still don't know the names of. All in all, a fine outing!

Riders were: Bill Stewart and Larry Dunlap, leader.


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