While I have a love for writing about wine, I also have a passion for poetry: I’ve been an award winning and published poet for nearly 20 years, and an exhibiting artist since 1994 with three solo shows in Ventura and one on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
I first published my poetry and art in 1995 ArtLife Limited Editions with broadsides of my paintings, mixed media, and installations with my words. Since 2001, I’ve been participating in the 3:15 Experiment where poets wake at 3:15am every night during the month of August to write. In 2006, I co-edited a book of 3:15 Experiment poetry.
Last March I published this book of 3:15 Experiment poetry which traces my journey from being a daughter to becoming a mother to losing my mother the night before the 3:15 experiment in 2010.
How did I get from Idaho and Walla Walla back to California for the Petite Sirah Symposium? By way of some Oregon Pinot Noir of course!
Read on to get a taste and see where I went and what I did; more in depth blog posts to come about my stops in Willamette Valley AVAs including Barrel Fence in the Dundee Hills (pictured) and Coleman Vineyards in the McMinnville AVA (photos below).
When I last checked in from my road trip, I had arrived on the coast of Oregon following a few days in the Walla Walla AVA (American Viticultural Area) and around Boise (the Snake River AVA)… Read More