Oregon pinot noir

Resilience of Oregon biodynamic winery byproduct of community

[caption id="attachment_3088" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The cozy tasting room at Brooks Wines has, fittingly, become a family room of sorts for Valley grape growers and wine makers. Dan Eierdam[/caption] It doesn’t take […]

From launch pad to crush pad: Vidon Vineyard wines take flight

[caption id="attachment_2940" align="aligncenter" width="300"] On their 12 ½ acre site, Vidon Vineyard grows predominantly pinot noir—— Brigita Clone 777, Mirabelle Clone 115 and Hans Clone Pommard. Dan Eierdam.[/caption] The wine industry […]

Seufert Winery shines with single vineyard focus

[caption id="attachment_2826" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Seufert’s ability to take single vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley and mold the most beautiful expressions from them is his greatest strength. Viki Eierdam[/caption] If you didn’t […]

Youngberg Hill magical romantic escape

[caption id="attachment_2853" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 20 acres under vine at Youngberg Hill is just the beginning of its bucolic setting. Courtesy of Youngberg Hill[/caption] Let’s play the Willamette Valley version of six […]

White Rose Estate stands out in a valley of worthy contenders

[caption id="attachment_2789" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Its hilltop perch affords White Rose Estate expansive Willamette Valley views. Dan Eierdam[/caption] If you’re a winery in the Willamette Valley it can be hard to stand […]

Yamill Carlton winery is confirmation that struggle breeds strength

[caption id="attachment_2845" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From its 575 foot vantage point in the Yamhill Carlton AVA, Lenné has its own magical view of neighboring vineyards. Dan Eierdam[/caption] Years ago my husband and […]

Ghost Hill Cellars captivates centuries-old miner

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Seventy year-old handmade glass, a portion of the altar floor and a barn door from Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey were integrated into the tasting […]

The Allure of Alloro

[caption id="attachment_2670" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A cypress-lined drive that gives way to a terra cotta-adorned winery and tasting room are just a few authentic flairs awaiting visitors of Alloro Vineyard. Dan […]

¡Salud! serves up pinot with a purpose for Silver anniversary

[caption id="attachment_2626" align="aligncenter" width="228"] At a recent press event held at Ponzi Vineyards, winemakers shared the importance of ¡Salud! for Willamette Valley vineyard workers. Viki Eierdam[/caption] 2016 marks the 25th anniversary […]

Food truck phenomenon returns to WillaKenzie

[caption id="attachment_2550" align="aligncenter" width="199"] Food Truck Weekends returns to WillaKenzie Estate. WillaKenzie Estate[/caption] For the second year in a row, WillaKenzie Estate is inviting an array of local food trucks to […]

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