Brewery Tour at McMenamin’s
Mash Tun – grain is fed into the top
Fermentation Tanks – aren’t they cute?
Brewery Tour at Widmer
Bags of Grain
Fermentation Tanks – they have windows!
Hop Varieties – they don’t smell so great!
Winery Tour at WillaKenzie – September 2015
Outdoor Gathering Area and Tasting Room Exterior
Old Tasting Room – Love this bar!
Sorting Table – This is on the mezzanine above the fermentation tanks
Gravitational Flow – grapes are sorted on the mezzanine and sent to the next level where fermentation happens
Barrel Room – On the bottom floor
Barrel Label – This details the wine (the PN PL in this case is pinot noir Pierre Leon – very tasty!) and when it was barreled.
Bottling Room – Most wineries don’t have their own bottling room. There’s a truck (or trucks) that goes around and bottles – very cool!
Cold Storage – Sometimes the grapes need to be harvested and they don’t have space or staff to sort and process them all in a timely fashion. They’ll store them here in cold temperatures to stop the fermenting process.
Here’s me with the gorgeous vineyard and rolling hills of Ribbon Ridge behind me.
Set up for a private tasting event!
New outdoor fermentation tanks being delivered!
Watching them unload these with the crane was fun!