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Portland Elites Hit Wine Country at Yelp Heads For The Hills @ Red Ridge Farms!



On Saturday, October 1st 2011, 100 of Portland's most dedicated elites made the 1 hour drive from Bridge City to Dundee Hills for an evening of fine wines and artisinal food at Portland's first ever Wine Country event – Yelp Heads For The Hills @ Red Ridge Farms!

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The rain may have been threatening, but that didn't stop Portland's hardcore from trekking down 99 to Dayton, where they were met with, as Andrew G notes, a "crazy idyllic" setting. Durant Vineyards was on hand to pour both their Pinot Gris and 2009 Pinot Noir, which Melvin T claims is "tasty and has floral hints of 'god damn that's good.'" Hmm, wonder how that translates to a Wine Spectator score. Beyond the tasty vino, "Red Hills Market did a wonderful job catering the event." Jenni D swears "the wood-fired oven was like the fairy dust finish on their bites" of caprese bruschetta made with heirloom tomatoes; shaved beef with goat cheese, truffle oil and caramelized onions; roasted tomato soup; and bacon-topped roast fingerling potato bites. Everything came from a portable wood-fired oven that Red HIlls brought up specially for the event. And to top off the food and drink, Stanley T enjoyed the "fun and educational" artisinal olive oil tasting from Oregon Olive Mill… the oive oils are even made on-site!

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Jerry B lays it out perfectly: "The breathtaking view from the deck and patio alone was worth the drive out to Oregon wine country. But add the Durant Wine, Olive oil tasting,  Red Hills Market catered food, great friends and you have one of those perfect evenings." It could not have been so perfect without the generosity and hard work of Paul and Tayler at Red Ridge Farms; Jody and the hard-working folks at Red Hills Market; the fine people at Durant Vineyards and Oregon Olive Mill; and of course the intrepid Elite Squad, without whom none of this would be possible. Don't believe me? Check out the reviews and photos! Haven't written your review yet? What are you waiting for?!

Cheers, and until next week…

SYOY!

Don "Professional Wino" B.

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