Indian Creek Winery Visits the TVWS


Indian Creek Winery Opens Their Library of Pinot NoirsThank-You Mike and Tammy Stowe McClure and Bill and Mui Stowe for joining in on the festivities. Your wines are still some of the best in the AVA. The unlabeled 2014 Indian Creek Petit Verdot is superb! The very best and I am so glad you are not blending this. That, IMNSHO, would be a waste. When they presented this unlabeled, barrel wine, they did it blind and asked the tasting participants, “What do you think it is?” Yea! I got it! Fun! Fun! Fun! You gave us a great program and Mike it was super that you “roamed the crowd” and answered any questions that folks had. Here are some photos from the night. Enjoy! Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.

 Indian Creek Winery fact sheet for the winery and tonight's wines.
Indian Creek Winery fact sheet for the winery and tonight’s wines.
2014 Indian Creek Petit Verdot
2014 Indian Creek Petit Verdot
Indian Creek Winery Owners and Winemakers. Bill Stowe, Tammy Stowe McClure, Mui Stowe and Robin sitting with them. Mike McClure, winemaker, was busy on the floor.
Indian Creek Winery Owners and Winemakers. Bill Stowe, Tammy Stowe McClure, Mui Stowe and Robin sitting with them. Mike McClure, winemaker, was busy on the floor.
Winemaker Mike McClure, on the right sniffing some wine, "works the crowd" and gives some great information about the wines.
Winemaker Mike McClure, on the right sniffing some wine, “works the crowd” and gives some great information about the wines.
More of some of the 32 people who were there.
More of some of the 32 people who were there.
 Jo Papas checks folks in.
Jo Pappas checks folks in.
 Spinach Salad and Toppings and Dressings

Spinach Salad and Toppings and Dressings

Mac 'N Cheese

Mac ‘N Cheese

Fresh Peas

Fresh Peas

 Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Dinner Plated

Dinner Plated

Dessert - Fruit Pie

Dessert – Fruit Pie

The Orchard House and Williamson Wines For Dinner


06 Mar2015_1_Orchard-House_SignWhat a great time last night at The Orchard House for dinner and Williamson Vineyard and Orchards serving their wines. The Orchard House is a favorite of ours when we are in the Snake River wine area. And Williamson Vineyards have some fantastic wines and their fruit in season is awesome! We highly recommend these two businesses. Here are some photos from the evening. Truly a Homestyle meal! Enjoy.

Patrick Williamson, Orchardist, explains to the Orchard House customer about the Williamson wines.
Patrick Williamson, Orchardist, explains to the Orchard House customers about the Williamson wines.

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(L-R) 201o Williamson Viognier and a 2012 Williamson Blossom. Both are delightful wines.
(L-R) 2010 Williamson Viognier and a 2012 Williamson Blossom, a rosé of Sangiovese. Both are delightful wines.
More wine offerings.
More wine offerings.
A flight of Williamson wines.
A flight of Williamson wines.
Chicken Nugget Appetizer. Breading was a little heavy and they are spicy.
Chicken Nugget Appetizer. Breading was a little heavy and they are spicy.
Some really good Onion Rings.
Some really good Onion Rings.
Some of the best Idaho Trout in the state!
Some of the best Idaho Trout in the state!
I know. No one makes a Meatloaf like your Mother. And you can not find a good meatloaf when traveling. Until now. Outside of my kitchen, and my Mother's kitchen, this has got to be the best anywhere. And if you are here for lunch, try the Meatloaf Sandwich!
I know. No one makes a Meatloaf like your Mother. And you can not find a good meatloaf when traveling. Until now. Outside of my kitchen, and my Mother’s kitchen, this has got to be the best anywhere. And if you are here for lunch, try the Meatloaf Sandwich!

What else can I say? The meal was a Plus 4-Star dinner (out of 5-Stars) and the wines went extremely well with the dinner. If you are in the area, stop in at both places. You may need reservations at The Orchard House – they get very busy for dinner. And try their breakfast or lunch. And don’t forget the appropriate wine with dinner. Say Hi to Kris for us! Cheers!