For some, Twitter is a bother. For me, Twitter is a blessing as it has introduced me to some wonderful people who have become firm friends and the Kramer family are included in that small group. Over the summer Kramer Vineyards hosts various dinner events and I jumped at the chance to attend their Crawfish Boil dinner. Kim, the fantastic and gorgeous winemaker, invited me to stay at Casa Kramer so I wouldn't have to make the long trek back to Corvallis at night. In other words I could get my drunk on. (Mom, really I wasn't drunk, just a little relaxed.)
I love Kramer winery and was amazed to hear that some people in the Portland area have not visited this wonderful winery. The very first time Bear and I visited the winery we were welcomed by the wonderful Ms. Angelene whose infectious smile and bubbly personality has you asking what is she on and where can I get some of that happiness, the fabulous Mrs. Trudy Kramer with her sun hat and her handful of fresh blooms and Kim, second generation winemaker. Kim poured for us and watching her describe her wine and the process makes you feel as though you are intruding on an intimate moment. Kim is very passionate about her wine and it shows.
|Mr. Kramer welcoming guests.|
|Relaxing and waiting for the dinner to commence.|
|Big Ron Sabin|
|Fresh crawfish goodness.|
|The wonderful Kathy and Michelle, pourers of the happy juice.|
|There was salad, but as Mike said, "This isn't a salad boil."|
|Kramer Rose of Pinot Noir - perfect pairing|
|My plate and my sippy cup.|
|My plate of awesomeness|
|Mr. Kramer with the incredible Pinot Noir 2002|
|Fresh peach cobbler|
|Fresh whipped cream with basil.|
Much laughter, much wine and many sucking and slurping noises filled the vineyard and for the grand finale clear skies in which to witness the meteor shower.
Kramer Crew, you know how to throw one hell of a party.