Wine Trail Ride

May 9, 2015

Beau wine rideI could have almost pinched myself.  Who would have thought that I’d be riding my own horse through a real vineyard with stops for wine tasting along the way!  The Cave B Estate Winery Trail Ride was my mother’s day gift from Team Offspring and let me tell you, those kids knocked it out of the park!

The day was perfectly beautiful.  The skies were blue, the weather was warm and the scenery was stunning.Wine rideThe trail was well-marked at the start…ride signThen it became a bit of a hunt to find the orange ribbon trail markers and I’m sure, we were not the only ones to make a wrong turn in the sage brush.  The wrong turns and the trail that was not really quite a trail yet was part of the fun.  We were trail blazers…until of course we stopped to taste some wine.sage cowboy…and marveled at the beauty of the Columbia river…

gorge view


This winery has a rich history and it is impressive to see what the owners have built in 30 years…a place to grow wine, but most of all a place for people to come and enjoy its natural beauty.

wine ridesWe circled back to the winery to finish tasting my favorite wines, the reds, eat lunch and have the prize drawings.  To top off all the other wonderful parts of the day, the ride was a ‘prize ride’.  Tickets were given to each rider.  The riders then dropped their tickets into the prizes that they most wanted to win….  By the time we figured this part out, My Loving Spouse was happy to stay sitting in the shade, so I had to pick his prize hopefuls for him…  He mostly dropped his tickets with the hopes of winning wine, a sliver bracelet for his wife, gift cards and a load of gravel.

I was the big winner!  You know you’re living in the country when you win…one load of gravel!



6 responses to “Wine Trail Ride”

  1. Alison says:

    What a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day! We were down that way on the weekend and it was so beautiful, perfect day for it. 🙂

  2. Diane says:

    What a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day! The pictures are beautiful! Congratulations on your winnings!

  3. Lynn Farnam says:

    Good Morning from Cle Elum! What a wonderful gift. I’m totally jealous of your raffle win. We could use a load or 5 of gravel up here. When I moved to Cle Elum from the other side, I was reading the paper one day and in the List and Found ads was an ad which began “Found cow…” That’s when I knew I was in the country! Enjoy the beautiful day. My garden is calling.


    • Ellen Walton says:

      Thank you for ‘stopping by’. We are very excited about the gravel! My other big win one day was a charity auction and I got a ton of hay for a steal of a price…we never ‘won’ stuff like this in the city.

      I hope you had a wonderful day in your garden. It was just the weather for it!


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