Fall Wine Tour
The Center for Life Enrichment, in collaboration with Atlanta Wine School, presents an exciting wine tasting trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley from September 13 to 17.
The Willamette Valley is the most exciting wine region in America. The Pacific Northwest has become a major center for wine production, both boutique and big business. The Willamette Valley has the state’s highest concentration of wineries, over 200. It’s cool-climate grape varieties that this area is known for, particularly its award-winning Pinot Noir.
This trip will be hosted by Donna Woods, Atlanta Wine School graduate and former co-owner of Highlands’ Lakeside Restaurant. Donna helped Lakeside win Wine Spectator Magazine’s Outstanding Wine List Award for 13 years. She has extensive knowledge of wine as a result of travel around the world, including France, Italy, and South Africa. This five-day and four-night experience will include stops at over 10 vineyards, including many recipients of Wine Spectator’s prestigious Top 100’s. Participants will enjoy gaining knowledge and experience from the area’s winemakers and winery owners and the food experience will be one of the very best from the land and sea. The scenery, a big part of the Willamette Valley, holds promise of plenty of natural beauty as it is fall, and the vineyards turn golden as harvest draws to a close.
The group is limited in size, so the Center for Life Enrichment suggests making reservations now to ensure a space. The deadline for securing a reservation is May 1. Please call Sandy Carlton at the Center at (828) 526-8811 for more information. The Center for Life Enrichment is a continuing education, non-profit organization and offers an eclectic array of lectures, workshops and educational adventure trips.
The Center for Life Enrichment is located at 348 South Fifth Street, in the Peggy Crosby Center in Highlands and can be reached at (828) 526-8811 or by visiting clehighlands.com.