Willamette Valley wine

Clark County transplant managing balancing act with wine and family

After years of following, Pam Walden, owner/winemaker of Willful Wine Company, is leading and her graceful confidence is contagious. A relative newcomer to Vancouver, Washington, Clark County wasn’t specifically on her […]

Tasting blind: a fun way to test your wine skills

If the phrase ‘blind wine tasting’ sends shivers down your spine and conjures up inadequate feelings reminiscent of your SAT test then you haven’t enjoyed a chill NW blind tasting. “The […]

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 […]

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 […]

McMinnville rolls out new wine passport program

Over 500 wineries is a daunting number even for the most ardent wine fan so it’s nice when visitor centers take some of the guess work out of a few […]

Oregon winegrowers repairing the reputation of a noble grape

Some like it lightly oaked, others prefer a bright and lively acidity. We’re talking about chardonnay and before you say “I do not like chardonnay”, keep in mind that overly-oaked […]

Simple wine and food pairing tips to try at home

It happens at every wine tasting event; someone puts a glass to their lips to try what is touted to be a phenomenal representation of chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon. Expectations […]

Willamette Valley pinot noir supports African farmers

Over Thanksgiving weekend 2015 a very special Willamette Valley pinot noir, destined to improve the lives of families thousands of miles away, was released. Every purchase of 2013 Grow Africa […]

Meet the wine pro: Making wine her second act

The inquisitive side of local wine consultant Lynda Lathrop makes her immediately likable. For all her knowledge, there’s no snobbery and she can find value in a $10 bottle of […]

Chateau Bianca Winery

  My husband and I spent last Friday and Saturday in the Willamette Valley with our closest friends celebrating her birthday and we had a terrific time.   The stand-out winery for me […]

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