Willamette Valley

Current Stoller chardonnay releases show restraint and complexity

[caption id="attachment_2747" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dundee Hills' Stoller Family Estate grows nearly half the chardonnay grapes in this Willamette Valley AVA. Viki Eierdam[/caption] Chardonnay…say the word and, like this years’ election, most […]

Tour DeVine offering aerial perspective of Willamette Valley

[caption id="attachment_2468" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The luxury day of Willamette Valley touring via helicopter begins at Red Hills Market where passengers enjoy a glass of Argyle Winery bubbles with fruit and […]

Domaine Divio: Authentic Burgundy comes to Ribbon Ridge

[caption id="attachment_2417" align="aligncenter" width="470"] At Domaine Divio in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, guests can step right up to the apothecary bar and confidently find at least one offering for every […]

The birthplace of Pinot Noir in Oregon may not be where you think

[caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hillcrest Vineyards in Roseburg OR -the land of Umpqua-was recently invited to pour at the oldest recognized winery in the world[/caption] The Willamette Valley is such a […]

White wine continues to beat the heat and pair well with garden-fresh kale

[caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="168"] The 2013 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc has a refreshing grape fruit crispness that would pair wonderfully with Halibut[/caption] When feeling hot, hot, hot what’s a girl to […]

Smoked Salmon Navy Bean Soup

The weather has cooled slightly. While I’m looking forward to the sun coming back, I try to consider the positives of what is a typical June in the Northwest. I […]

The Saga of Syrah continues…

I’ve been on this Syrah pairing kick for a couple of days. This will be my last entry for a while…I think. Maybe it’s because I like so many of the […]

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