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Touring & Photographing Oregon Vineyards

by dav.d

It use to be that France was the capital of wine. And then California came along and started winning awards for their wine as well. Now, every location has a winery or two it seems. Even Oregon has some vineyards and my last day in Oregon was the chance to go and tour the vineyards. Woo hoo!

Overlooking Oregon and the farmland

Overlooking Oregon and the farmland

I am giving up alcohol but this was one of my last times to enjoy a beverage of an adult nature. Trying different wines is a great way to learn a bit of business, marketing, farming, and patience. Vineyards can be years old if not hundreds of years old. They can develop a very unique flavor. And in some cases they just get you drunk with friends.

Taste testing wine at Penner Ash

Taste testing wine at Penner Ash

Instead of taking the big camera with me I was sporting my small Fuji camera. In fact each of us was using our small mirrorless cameras. We even tried out each other’s equipment. That is a benefit of having fellow photographers as friends. We even encourage each other to spend money on photography to a wild abandon.

Folks enjoy the view of Oregon's wine country and vineyard at Penner Ash

Folks enjoy the view of Oregon’s wine country and vineyard at Penner Ash

During my visit I was able to talk Brian into buying an Ona Brixton camera bag. That is the camera bag I use on a daily basis to carry my small camera kit, laptop and an iPad. Woo hoo!

A long tree in the vineyard

A long tree in the vineyard

Here is a shot of Nicolesy and Brian photographing the Oregon landscape.

Nicolesy and Brian photograph the countryside

Nicolesy and Brian photograph the countryside

Here are the Ona bags. It just seemed like the perfect location to photograph these leather camera bags. They sure look good. They make me look hot!

Showing of the Ona Brixton camera bags. I love mine and talked Brian into buying one.

Showing of the Ona Brixton camera bags. I love mine and talked Brian into buying one.

Lavender is a beautiful flower. I have done a little bit of photography of the scented flower but it is always fun to capture it in the “wild.” This was in a greenhouse at one of the vineyards.

Lavender growing at Durant Vineyard's greenhouse

Lavender growing at Durant Vineyard’s greenhouse

Empty wine glasses are a casualty of wine tours. And of all the glassware I love the shape of wine glasses.

Empty wine glass at Durant Vineyards

Empty wine glass at Durant Vineyards

A lady bug hides in the grass

A lady bug hides in the grass

We were also able to find a few other scenes to look around and do some shopping. One vineyard had an olive oil store. I bought some cookbooks even though I don’t cook—I just photograph the food.

Olive Oil from Oregon Olive Mill

Olive Oil from Oregon Olive Mill

It is always fun to talk to the people pouring the wine. They are a wealth of knowledge. It is fun to pick the brains of people in a different industry.

Pouring wine at Durant Vineyards. Ready for the next sample.

Pouring wine at Durant Vineyards. Ready for the next sample.

Penner Ash wine sampler

Penner Ash wine sampler

Wine glass and the vineyard

Wine glass and the vineyard

Each vineyard had flower gardens for decoration. Oregon is just green to begin with and just perfect for flowers.

Wild flowers of Oregon

Wild flowers of Oregon

View of vineyard overlooking wine country

View of vineyard overlooking wine country

Chairs ready for the view of Oregon

Chairs ready for the view of Oregon

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