Sunday, March 6, 2011
This is the front of Cayuse Tasting Room, affiliated with Cayuse Winery, one of the valley's nearly 200 wineries. This particular winery is located across the border in Milton-Freewater, and the soil where the grapes are planted is quite rocky. The winery owner has a theory that the rocks soak up heat and heat the soil, making for a tasty grape, which in turn makes for a delicious glass of wine. It must be true because although this tasting room was set up and painted bright yellow nearly two years ago, it has never once been open. The winery sells wine as quickly as it can produce bottles, and is therefore always sold out, with nothing to offer tasters. The storefront does the winery's advertising well, though, don't you think?