Romance! Location! 5-Star Hospitality!

  • January 14, 2012 - 11:24 pm
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Artist-carpenter and Mistress Storyteller-Hostess Leigh Wellikoff has transformed this early-century home into a storybook setting from which to launch your wine country adventure. You are at once transported to an idyllic time and place. The furnishings are sumptuous - the home is filled with period antiques and fittings from Leigh's family. The kitchen has every convenience imaginable and, just out the back door, in a hand-built enclosure, is a fantastic hot tub, nestled in an incredible hand-painted mural of the wine country. Just minutes from to-die-for dining (Tina's lamb, duck and vegetarian entrees are perfectly paired with the area's most delectable Pinot offerings, and the Golden Leaf Thai restaurant is a wonderful choice when you just really need a good curry or Tom Kha Gai) and all the wineries. University House is directly across from the lovely George Fox University campus which affords nice walking trails and - if you need it - a great covered fire pit you can rent! There are so many wineries, you cannot possibly cover them all in one trip. Your host is an invaluable source for authoritative - but not overbearing - advice for novices and returning visitors alike. Leigh exudes authenticity and charm in equal measures and, after living in Newberg for 30 years(!), you can be assured that her advice and suggestions are grounded in first-hand knowledge of all things Wine Country. We came for our daughter's graduation from Linfield College in McMinnville.We'll be back to savor this gem of a home and more great wine tasting! Thanks, Leigh! One last tip: Ray's Produce - absolutely the best produce in a 100-mile radius and a very convenient walk from University House.

Guest: Wine Country Convert (Bend, OR)