Some fairy-tale weddings come with unbelievable price tags. A Sonoma Valley winery charges $10,000 to use a patch of its grape-growing estate. It's $7,500 to get hitched under an arbor at a Napa vineyard.
But in Oregon, couples can pay a lot less to tie the knot against a backdrop of grapevines alongside the Rogue and Umpqua rivers.
After all, winery owners say they are not in the wedding business, but they book special events to introduce new customers to their wines and to each other.
It makes sense, considering all kinds of relationships start near vineyards. Strangers talk about wine and become friends. Couples become engaged. And, occasionally, certain unidentified exhibitionists feel even more free and unencumbered.
Read the complete Eno Outings wine column in the Medford Mail Tribune: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=LIFE0702