Friday, June 25, 2010

Fueled By Fine Wine....could be my personal tag line

Hervé would argue this was his idea...but he didn't act on it, and someone else did.

July 11th, the first ever Half Marathon in Oregon's wine country! I just signed up and feel good about both my running and wine imbibing abilities...

Fueled by Fine Wine 1/2 Marathon:

Combine your passion for running and love of fine wine in one event! The spectacular course will take you past some of the most acclaimed wineries in Oregon, winding through pristine vineyards and providing a breathtaking view from the top of the Dundee Hills. And you can imagine the after-party – wear your race medal and shirt proudly as you sip and savor some of Oregon’s finest wines with friends and family.

Who's in?!!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Willamette Valley Wonderland

Hello All,

It's about time we did something like official wine excursion, open to all, DOWNpour style.

All the info is's gonna be a ball!

Willamette Valley Wonderland
Saturday, June 19th

Leave it to The Jacobs Group and DOWNpour to concept the ultimate afternoon in Oregon’s beautiful wine country. Those of you who have been fortunate enough to travel The Jacobs Group Style know you are experiencing the most authentic aspects of your destination. Those of you who have followed the happenings of DOWNpour know that Oregon’s wine country has never been explored quite like this.

Now is your chance to experience the two in a highly-curated afternoon of wine tasting in two of Oregon’s most exceptional tasting rooms. Needless to say, this is not your average wine tour. We don’t do average. What this is, is an opportunity to visit some of the Willamette Valley’s most desirable wineries, which might not be known to most (yet!), in a civilized, educational and exclusive manner.

This all-inclusive afternoon provides ECO-friendly transportation from Portland, tasting & tours at 2 wineries, gourmet lunch with wine and a few surprises along the way.

$125 per person (includes everything)

Space is extremely limited. Reserve now!