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    Wines of Soléna Estate Dundee, Oregon @SolenaEstate

    "Soléna is the combination of the French and Spanish words "Soleil" and "Luna" celebrating the sun and the moon." I recently participated in a twitter wine tasting of the biodynamically farmed organic wines of Soléna Estate from Dundee, Oregon.  Winemaker Bruno Corneaux was in attendance.

    9 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

    A Quiet Resistance (Eyrie Vineyards Original Vines Pinot Noir, In Retrospect)

    Generally speaking, when you’re attending a Pinot Noir masterclass-style tasting hosted by one of a wine region’s most historically significant properties, it’s not considered good form to giggle like an eight year-old girl. Which, of course, didn’t stop me from doing it.

    7 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      #Winechat with Soléna Estate

      50 States of Wine - - 5 readers - Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu purchased an 80- acre estate in 2000, naming it Soléna Estate.The vineyard is densely planted at 2400 vines per acre and is farmed with biodynamic principles to encourage a healthy site that will then fully express its terroir.

      Oregon, Unexpected (Answers.com August 2014 Wine Article Roundup)

      1 Wine Dude - - 4 readers - Summer, we hardly knew ye… August is drawing to a close, as is what felt like the briefest (and mildest, for us Communistwealth of PA dwellers) Summer on record. As we’ve been doing every month for quite some time here, we now take a gander back at this month’s Answers.

      Ledger David Cellars hires Evans as first full-time winemaker

      Great Northwest Wine - - 3 readers - Kiley Evans returns to Southern Oregon winemaking by taking over the program at Ledger David Cellars in Central Point. Evans served as the head winemaker at Abacela and Agate Ridge Vineyard while consulting with several other Oregon wineries before spending three years in North Carolina at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery. (Photo courtesy of Ledger David Cellars) CENTRAL POINT, Ore.

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      Ledger David Cellars hires Evans as first full-time winemaker

      … David Cellars) CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Florida native B. Kiley Evans got his winemaking start in Southern Oregon, and three years after making wine in North Carolina, he’s back in the Rogue Valley to work at Ledger David Cellars. And this will be the second time he’s making wine for co-owners David Traul and wife Lena Varner. Their relationship…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Oregon, Unexpected (Answers.com August 2014 Wine Article Roundup)

      … give you any wine through your screen, this will have to do for now): Pioneers In Oregon Chardonnay The first of two things I didn’t expect from Oregon, both of which were highlighted at Answers.com this month. Inspired by my recent jaunt to IPNC, and the media tour that preceded it, I decided that Oregon Chardonnay was impressive enough (to me…

      4 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Maria Ponzi appointed President at Ponzi Vineyards

      … acres of certified sustainable vineyards. “Growing up in the Oregon wine industry has instilled in me a drive to promote this unique region’s beautiful bounty,” Maria said in a news release. “We have something very special here. My intention is to maintain and mirror my parents founding principles, namely product integrity and sustainability. I have…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      A Quiet Resistance (Eyrie Vineyards Original Vines Pinot Noir, In Retrospect)

      …Generally speaking, when you’re attending a Pinot Noir masterclass-style tasting hosted by one of a wine region’s most historically significant properties, it’s not considered good form to giggle like an eight year-old girl. Which, of course, didn’t stop me from doing it. The trouble was, I just found the irony so damned funny, it was like being…

      7 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      HillCrest Vineyard to pour Oregon wine at Austrian icon’s 900th anniversary

      …., so for the Umpqua Valley, that’s pretty cool.” Officially, it’s the 900 Jahre Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg, and the Aug. 30 international trade tasting will be staged on the legendary monastery grounds overlooking the Danube River near Vienna. And Oregon wine will be served. “The tasting event is really geared for the international press…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Stag Hollow Vineyards — creating work-life balance

      … of a fascinating couple I met a few months ago who own and operate a small winery out of Yamhill Oregon. That couple is Mark Huff and Jill Zarnowitz, owners of Stag Hollow Winery. Stag Hollow Winery (Yamhill, Oregon) The couple purchased a 34-acre property in 1989 and began to plant grapes the next year on the steep south facing slopes of Willakenzie…

      2 readers - By Vindulge

      Wines of Soléna Estate Dundee, Oregon @SolenaEstate

      … "Soléna is the combination of the French and Spanish words "Soleil" and "Luna" celebrating the sun and the moon." I recently participated in a twitter wine tasting of the biodynamically farmed organic wines of Soléna Estate from Dundee, Oregon.  Winemaker Bruno Corneaux was in attendance. The tasting included the Soléna Willamette Valley…

      9 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      #Winechat with Soléna Estate

      … of small vessel, temperate controlled, fermentation tanks. The gravity flow winery system allows the wines to gently flow into the below-ground barrel room, where they age for over a year in a range of French oak barrels. More recently, Danielle and Laurent added the spectacular 100-acre Hyland Vineyard to their portfolio, allowing them…

      5 readers - By 50 States of Wine

      Talk Wine with Me: Rebecca Pittock-Shouldis of Ghost Hill Cellars

      … In this on-going interview series, I will introduce you to a different Oregon winemaker in the hopes that as you learn more about them, you'll also be interested in learning more about their wines. You might discover how and why they came to make wine, you may gain a better understanding of their palate and how it influences the wines they craft…

      By Sip With Me!

      Talk Wine with Me: Jason Brumley of Xylem Wines

      … of the Willamette Valley itself, the wines produced here, and the communal spirit of those involved in the winemaking industry in northwest Oregon spoke to my soul in a way that nothing ever really had. I knew that I had finally found a calling. As we sat in a hotel room looking out at the Pacific Ocean and listening to the sound of the crashing waves…

      1 readers - By Sip With Me!

      Combing Oregon's Countryside for Rhone Style Wines

      … Finding a bottle of top-quality Pinot noir in Oregon is easy, fortunately for you. And since May is Oregon Wine Month, you could easily go out and purchase a bottle of local Pinot noir in your favorite restaurant or wine shop. But don’t limit yourself to the famed grape. Rhône varietals thrive in Oregon, due in part to the diversity of Oregon’s weather. Read the rest of story to discover more about Oregon's Rhone style wines here at 1859 Magazine.…

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      Quick Sip: Maysara Winery Jamsheed 2009 Pinot Noir

      …, and portobello mushrooms. Region: McMinnville, Oregon.  (Other info: ABV 13.7%, 8% barrel aged in new French oak for 11.5 months, native yeast fermentation, approx 8,772 cases produced, screw cap enclosure). 89 Points. Click here to find this wine. It has a suggested retail price of $30 and is available for as low as $23.99 on CorkExclusive…

      1 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Behind Every Wine Label Lies a Real Personality

      … will peel back the label to show you how Oregon winemakers pour their heart, soul and personality into each bottle. I’ll start here with some of the female powerhouses of Oregon wine. Read the whole story Behind the Wine Label here……

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      The Dance of Wine: Elizabeth Chambers Pinot Noir

      … Elizabeth Chambers Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Cuvée $32. Elegant, complex and classic in style. Its dance is like a ballerina; strong, lithe, yet restrained and Old World. The first thing to jump out is the dark, blood red color. Though the wine is young, it is already showing a brownish tinge, signifying an age it did not yet…

      By Sip With Me!