MAUI WINE – UPCOUNTRY BEYOND KULA …

When visiting Maui – take a drive upcountry beyond Kula … beautiful drive the last 5 miles before reaching the tasting room … open until 5:30pm … this is your only winery on the island … but if you want to switch to vodka or rum tasting on the way down … stop by the new popular Ocean Distillery … in fact, on Hawaiian airlines, they feature a great video clip of this family-owned distillery …

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POSTAL ANNEX – WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY …

 

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For our Roads2WallaWalla Wine Tasting Adventurers … they ship wine (from different wineries) at the Postal Annex @ 1644 Plaza Way, Walla Walla … Phone 509-526-5770 … they can ship to all states within the USA ‘except’ to North Dakota, New Hampshire and Utah … no international wine shipping …

The Postal Annex ships UPS … Monday-Friday … 8am – 6pm … Saturday 10am – 4pm … Closed Sunday … they have a variety of wine shipping boxes (1, 2, 3, 6 & 12 bottle boxes) …

Must be age 21+ … must verify age … in addition to UPS charges, there is a $6 wine shipping fee … and person at receiving address that accepts the wine box must verify age 21+ …

HEDGES FAMILY ESTATE IS NOW PART OF THE ROADS2TRI-CITIES WINE, HARD-CIDER, CHEESE & CHOCOLATES DAY-ADVENTURE …

Hedges Family Estate wrote:  Tending to the riches of Red Mountain with a visionary blend of biodynamic farming and time-honored winemaking techniques, Hedges Family Estate lends an ear to the earth and a voice to the vines …

The unique geography of Red Mountain speaks volumes… The language of this distinct land translates to viticulture with the same character and complexity of the grapes themselves. We consider our collection of wines a collaboration between people and place; a true expression of origin and the unified culture of farm and family …

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AG DRONE RODEO … UAS …UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS …

On August 18 … UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) took flight at the first Eastern Oregon, USA ‘Ag Drone Rodeo’ …

Hosted by the Pendleton Unmanned Aerials Systems Range, Oregon Future Farm and the DukeJoseph Agency, manufacturers and vendors like DigitalHarvest, RDO, Insitu and MicaSense flew their UAS.  Each  company talked about their drone’s crop imaging capabilities and ease of use while piloting it on a short mission … It was pointed out that UAS would be regular part of farming operations within 10 years and there was one already working on Hill Ranches near Pendleton, Oregon, USA …

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KIONA VINEYARDS – LITTLE-KNOWN-UNIQUE RED MOUNTAIN ‘LEMBERGER’ WINE

In 1975, Kiona Vineyards planted the first vines on a sagebrush-covered hillside on Red Mountain, an area in eastern Washington State, USA now known for producing, opulent wines of distinction …

In 1976, Kiona planted the first two acres of Lemberger … In 1980, they produced the first commercial bottling of this ‘little-known’ wine in Washington State … and in fact … the first in the USA …

When wine lovers taste the Kiona Lemberger, it surprises them … They say … ‘I didn’t think such a strange name could produce something so great! …

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Come visit the Kiona Vineyards and taste this little-known-unqiue Lemberger wine on Red Mountain, Benton City, Washington State, USA …

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GREAT COFFEE STOP IN MILTON-FREEWATER, OREGON, USA …

If you drive between Pendleton, Oregon to Walla Walla, Washington … if you want a coffee stop on the way … just past McDonald’s on the right in Milton-Freewater is the Jubilee Coffee House …

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Ronda is the owner … she bakes pies, scones & more each morning … her Jubliee Coffee House is unique & friendly …