Monday, June 4, 2012

Soaking in Songs - With Wine & A View

Memorial Day weekend is over so unofficially, SUMMER IS HERE!

If you're like me, your summer weekends are filling up almost before you have time to enjoy the slightly warmer (though still somewhat rainy) weather we're seeing in the Pacific Northwest.  Before you're completely booked you're going to want to save time for a trip down the Columbia River Gorge and one of Maryhill Winery's four summer concerts.

Maryhill is a gem in South Central Washington.  With carefully crafted wine, passionate owners, well maintained grounds and a view that will take your breath away - this Winery isn't just a place to stop by for a tasting, it's a place to spend a leisurely afternoon or an entire weekend.  Its summer concerts are just an extra bonus.  Take a look at the lineup.

The music starts July 21st when Earth, Wind and Fire take the stage.  The following weekend means more music as Chris Isaak plays with special guest Shawn Colvin on July 28th.  Maryhill staff will stay busy into August when Alison Krauss & Union Station, with guest Jerry Douglas, come to the Columbia Gorge on the 5th.  That's three weekends in a row of great music while enjoying what's arguably one of the best views in Washington.  Winery staff will take a few weeks to recharge before hosting Huey Lewis & the News on September 15th.

Concerts will sell out and you can bet rooms in the region will book up so buy your tickets and book your rooms now.  Tickets are for sale through the Maryhill Winery website and I suggest staying in Dallas, Oregon which is just a few miles from the winery so you can catch a cab or shuttle to and from the show.

I'm looking over my schedule now to see which show I can make and hope to see you there.  If you can't make it down on a show weekend, plan to head down some other time.  I promise, it will be worth the drive.

PS: In case you're not sold, did I mention Maryhill wine is for sale throughout the concert AND you can pack your own picnic lunch of cheese & crackers to bring in OR buy hot food that Maryhill vendors have on hand.


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