There are no cushy seats in which to flop. No wine sold by the glass. No lawn for Frisbee contests, rock concerts or food trucks.
More like a classroom than a party, it's a place dedicated to discussing the pleasures and process of wine.
Here, with a fetching view of far-reaching vineyards, patrons are invited to sample rare varietals, hear about the winemaker's philosophy, and then wander off to savor the next adventure.
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If you go
Linda Donovan's tasting room at Valley View Orchard, 1800 N. Valley View Road in Ashland, is open from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. For more information, call 541-621-1589 or visit www.ldonovanwines.com.