Thursday, September 20, 2012

7 year anniversary at king estate



(7/21)

Back in July (on 7/21), me and Pat decided to drive over towards Eugene and spend our seven year anniversary at King Estate Vineyard. It was a perfectly gorgeous warm day, and we even found our own little private patio to sit on and enjoy our wine hidden away from everyone else.

We tasted a few things, and then bought a small bottle of Domain Pinot Gris to share while we sat outside and reflected on our past years together. After a few hours, we decided to head in to the tasting room for another glass and got a tip about an old Pioneer cemetery that had been left on the grounds, so we knew we had to check it out. I think cemeteries are beautiful and really interesting, at least during the day time.

We had also made a reservation for dinner at their restaurant and were given the best seat in the outdoor dining area with a great view of the vines and lavender growing everywhere in sight. Dinner was delicious. I had the halibut and ate almost the entire thing. To go with our dinner, we decided on another bottle of the Domain Pinot Gris, but this time decided to purchase a full bottle from their vault. We choose a 2005 because it was as old as our relationship. :) When we went to pay for our meal and wine we found out that Pat's dad had very stealthily called in and paid for everything. Thank you again!

After dinner, and some creme brulet for dessert, we watched the sun begin to set and then headed for home. It was a great day, and a great anniversary.

[[ the beautiful grounds at king estate. ]]

[[ dinner (halibut) & a vaulted bottle of domaine pinot gris from 2005. ]]


[[ pioneer cemetery on the property from the 1800s. ]]

[[ on our way home. ]]