A day with more sunlight than ever, Sweet Cheeks Winery wrangled in the summer solstice with a super sweet celebration.
With more grey days this spring than I think anyone expected, it felt like summer would never come. Did we even have a spring in Eugene? So with light lasting well into the evening, Eugenian’s were ready to party when the sun finally came out – and just in time for the first day of summer.
The patio at Sweet Cheeks even before the event officially started was jam-packed with winos basking in the sun. Selling wine by the bottle and spreading the love, Sweet Cheeks welcomed from large groups to couples for the evening.
Overlooking the vineyards as the sun set, the music went up. Grooving to the sounds of reggae led by Norma Fraser the celebration quickly turned from sitting to standing as guests took to the dance floor.
The wine liven the night and as the stars scattered the sky, we all drank in the start summer.
“Summer Solstice is one of the great turning points of the year, when the sun is at its peak and the days abound with the promise of life’s fullness. It is a serenely powerful time in which the beauty of the natural world can infuse our spirit, bring us alive to the present, and perhaps awaken a deeper sense of relatedness to the community of life, to the Earth, and to the cosmos.” – Paul Winter