I love wine, and if you’re reading this blog, you do to! I drink wine for almost any occasion - with dinner, during playdates, out on the town, and in my PJs. Does that make me a “wine mom?” According to the Urban Dictionary, and thanks to this blog, most definitely yes.

Sure there are some negative connotations of moms abusing wine as a coping mechanism, but I believe most “wine moms” love wine for the ritual. The resulting memes are just good old fashioned humor that bonds us together.

More often than not, the ritual of drinking a glass of wine becomes a connector. It can be a connector of our own thoughts, or a connector of those around us. Drinking a glass of wine isn’t just about the beverage, it’s a moment where we relax and open up. We forget our worries, and for that moment we enjoy the taste and the retreat of it.

There is a “wine mom” meme that I love, which says “I can’t wait for the day that I can drink with my kids, instead of because of them.” You can interpret this in two ways, but my interpretation is wine as a connector. Some of my favorite moments as an adult are having a glass of wine with my mom. And, as a mom of two daughters, I can’t wait to have those same moments with my girls.

I encourage you all this Mother’s Day to have a glass of wine with your Mom.

Here are some Mother’s Day inspired events from some of our favorite wineries on the route.

Cheers!

Red Ridge Farms/Durant Vineyards/ Oregon Olive Mill
Join us Saturday, May 9, for a spring tea party where you can create a hanging basket or planter of your own design. Savor some delicious brunch bites and specialty teas, surrounded by our beautiful gardens. Fee: $49 per person. Time: Hours: 10:30 a.m. to noon.
5510 N.E. Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton
503-864-8502 | www.redridgefarms.com

Hyland Estates
Instead of just one day dedicated to that very special and important person, we decided to dedicate an entire month to her. Bring your family, reserve a picnic table and take advantage of our half-off special on our mouthwatering 2012 Riesling when enjoyed onsite. Nothing says “thank you” like a day with loved ones and a glass of wine.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
20980 N.E. Niederberger Rd, Dundee
503-554-4200 | www.hylandestateswinery.com

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