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Field and Vine, Friends and Wine: Our Dinner in the Field

Dreaming of a farm-to-table experience on an actual farm? Sexy Nerd and I have discovered Field & Vine, an Oregon company that hosts special dinners and events.

Don't get too attached to Bessie over there...

Dinner in the Field
Clarification: Bessie is a cow over in the field, not me. You cannot see the cow in the photo. Again, I am not Bessie.

A Night of Culinary Connection and Wine-Fueled Friendships

Last July, on a quest to conquer Oregon's wonders and combat adulting fatigue, we stumbled upon the "Dinner in the Field" event at Marion Acres hosted by Field & Vine. This wasn't your average dinner party; it was a celebration of local bounty, exceptional wines, and the joy of finding kindred spirits over shared plates.

Surrounded by friendly faces and glasses filled with Suzor wines, we indulged in a multi-course masterpiece showcasing the heart and soul of Marion Acres. It wasn't just about the food; it was about the entire experience.

Marion Acres: From Humble Beginnings to Farm Fresh Heroes: Learning about Marion Acres' journey, from a simple dream to becoming full-fledged farmers on a sprawling 47-acre plot, was truly inspiring. Their dedication to ethical practices and raising happy, healthy animals resonated deeply with us.

Photos from our Dinner in the Field:









Sexy Nerd and I thoroughly enjoyed the company of our table mates, especially as the evening progressed. The wine seemed to have a mind of its own, perpetually refilling our glasses. Strange coincidence and not at all related to our sudden extroversion. We discovered that we had a surprising amount in common with the two couples seated near us. Remarkably, one even has a home sauna, just like us, which is not very common (or maybe it's just not in New Mexico but is in Oregon and we just have no idea?). This blew our minds at the time, but seems less wild as I type this. Weird how wine works.

Feeling an instant connection, we eagerly extended an invitation for them to stay with us when they ventured to The Land of Enchantment, suggesting they join us for the Santa Fe Wine + Chile Fiesta. They graciously accepted, and they took our contact information so that we can reunite through social media.

The next day, we opened our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see our new friends. Nothing.

The mystery of their vanishing act only deepened as each passing day yielded no trace of them. Could it be that our memorable evening together was simply a fleeting dream, a whimsical tale spun by the enchanting power of wine and camaraderie? We may never know, but the memory of our time together under the Oregon stars remains a cherished one, albeit tinged with a hint of bemusement.

The Magic Continues with Field & Vine's Weekend Getaway:

I have received an email announcing that the company behind our dinner in the field is hosting their first-ever weekend getaway. Count us in!

Picture this: A charming Depoe Bay escape with exclusive access to a hotel, gourmet meals showcasing local Oregon flavors, and unforgettable adventures paired with amazing wines. We can't wait to explore and savor every moment. Well, other than the oyster shucking. Team Slimey here! Sexy Nerd can have mine.

Travel planning is so stressful - there are just too many choices to make and nonstop research to be done! I love that Field + Vine is taking care of everything so that we can just show up and enjoy.

Here's what Field & Vine says:

"For the first time ever, we are extending our experience beyond just an evening at our favorite farms, barns and wineries. We will be taking 24 guests on an unforgettable weekend filled with some of the most incredible Oregon offerings and experiences.

We will have exclusive access to a beautiful hotel in Depoe Bay. Each meal and activity will be carefully crafted around the season and local bounties.

This is an all-inclusive event. We will be taking care of everything for you as soon as you meet us in Depoe Bay!"

Explore Oregon with Field & Vine (Maybe You'll Find Your Sauna Squad Too!): Head over to the Field & Vine website to learn more about their upcoming events. Who knows, maybe you'll find yourself under the stars, surrounded by delicious food, good company, and maybe even some fellow sauna enthusiasts!

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