Willamette Valley wine

Clark County transplant managing balancing act with wine and family

[caption id="attachment_3133" align="aligncenter" width="199"] At Portland’s SE Wine Collective, Pam Walden crafts her Willful label employing naked fermentation to bring out the truest sense of the vineyard and vintage. Photo […]

Tasting blind: a fun way to test your wine skills

[caption id="attachment_3128" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Skip the specialty wine bag and opt for over-the-calf athletic socks. I stole this idea from an industry friend of mine who took it from a […]

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 […]

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 […]

McMinnville rolls out new wine passport program

[caption id="attachment_2565" align="aligncenter" width="300"] On the short list of very special wineries that allow visitors to enjoy an idyllic drive along country roads is Youngberg Hill Vineyards, where guests can […]

Oregon winegrowers repairing the reputation of a noble grape

[caption id="attachment_2457" align="aligncenter" width="300"] At the 5th Annual Oregon Chardonnay Celebration, winemakers and serious consumers came together to analyze five different chardonnay styles all sourced from Durant Vineyards. Viki Eierdam[/caption] Some […]

Simple wine and food pairing tips to try at home

[caption id="attachment_2453" align="aligncenter" width="168"] The dried fruit, honey and nectar notes of late harvest riesling are the perfect partner for yoghurt panna cotta or a simple dish of vanilla bean […]

Willamette Valley pinot noir supports African farmers

[caption id="attachment_2338" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Every purchase of 2013 Grow Africa Pinot Noir supports the work of Grow International in West Africa. Grow International[/caption] Over Thanksgiving weekend 2015 a very special Willamette […]

Meet the wine pro: Making wine her second act

[caption id="attachment_1496" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Area wine consultant, Lynda Lathrop, spends a great deal of time in Clark County, Willamette Valley and Walla Walla wineries to keep her finger on the […]

Chateau Bianca Winery

  [caption id="attachment_317" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chateau Bianca back tasting area[/caption] My husband and I spent last Friday and Saturday in the Willamette Valley with our closest friends celebrating her birthday and we […]

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