Oct. 21, 2006

Dundee Vineyard Views

We joined the Mac Trackers for a group walk in the "heart" of Yamhill
Valley Wine Country.  The walk went through City Park and climbed to a Pioneer
Cemetery, while passing grape vineyards.  We continued to the Maresh Red Barn Vineyards & Tasting Room. The views were breathtaking and worth every STEP!  The vineyard colors were in their full autumn glory.

from AWW's newsletter:

On Oct 21, Weekend Walking partnered with McMinnville’s MacTrackers to do the latter’s seasonal vineyard walk in Dundee.  The weather was perfect and the views were clear. 63 walkers (a record that will not easily be broken) enjoyed parts of Dundee you would not know existed if your only experience were driving through town on Hwy 99.

There are some hills on this walk, but your efforts are rewarded by panoramic views of the farms, vineyards, filbert orchards, and big mountains.  A plus was the beautiful fall colors.  The checkpoint is a wine tasting where for $3 you can get all the tastes you want along with crackers and cheese.  At the finish, many of us enjoyed lunch at the Ponzi Winery Bistro.

Walkers came from all over: Vancouver, Portland, the wine country, Salem and Eugene.  There were many favorable comments, and we all had a grand time.  Thanks to Janet Clow, president, and her club members for their great organization skills and for making this one of our most enjoyable walks.


Thanks to Janet Clow and Jane Leider for the following pictures: