Oregon pinot noir

Resilience of Oregon biodynamic winery byproduct of community

It doesn’t take many encounters with Willamette Valley winemakers to discover the real reason it was named 2016 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. While the wine is […]

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

The wine industry is filled with people making this highly stylized profession their second act. Not surprisingly, many of them are Type A personalities who crave the craftsmanship and personalization […]

Seufert Winery shines with single vineyard focus

If you didn’t see the August cover of Oregon Wine Press, check it out here. It features Tiny Vacay including Dayton’s own The Vintages; a retro trailer neighborhood within the […]

Youngberg Hill magical romantic escape

Let’s play the Willamette Valley version of six degrees of separation. Youngberg Hill, the destination winery “on the hill” in McMinnville, was planted in vines by Ken Wright in 1989—mere […]

White Rose Estate stands out in a valley of worthy contenders

If you’re a winery in the Willamette Valley it can be hard to stand out unless you have a story, a niche or, frankly, just a really cool tasting room. White […]

Yamill Carlton winery is confirmation that struggle breeds strength

Years ago my husband and I entered Bologna by rental car with no GPS. After several genuine attempts to locate our accommodations and the kindness of strangers, we pulled over […]

Ghost Hill Cellars captivates centuries-old miner

Everybody loves a good ghost story. What better to pair it with than wines earning high marks in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Vinous? Back in May I had the pleasure […]

The Allure of Alloro

Rows of cypress, aromatic herbs, olive trees, a terra cotta-adorned villa and spicy wines evoke la dolce vita—the good life found in the Mediterranean climate of Italy. Thanks to the […]

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

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of ¡Salud! and you can be sure the cuvées will be better than ever! A wildly successful program that provides healthcare for Willamette Valley vineyard workers, […]

Food truck phenomenon returns to WillaKenzie

For the second year in a row, WillaKenzie Estate is inviting an array of local food trucks to showcase their cuisine alongside award-winning Willamette Valley wines. Beginning Memorial Weekend, visitors […]

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