After a leisurely morning we headed south to St. Innocent Winery, thanks to a recommendation from Allan. The drive took about an hour, but it was well worth the trip.
It was an idyllic setting overlooking a small pond.
St. Innocent had something we hadn’t seen at the other wineries – a tasting menu with food pairings. It really helped to spotlight the strengths of each wine. We loved it.
I would highly recommend St. Innocent – it was probably our favorite so far. We took a different route back, crossing the Willamette river on a very small ferry.
While waiting for the ferry, we spotted a nest with a juvenile Peregrine falcon (we think) calling for food from its parents.
A view of the Willamette from the ferry.
Then it was home where our designated driver had a glass of wine in her happy place.
And then, after dinner prep, it was up the hill for another sunset in everyone’s happy place.