Willamette Valley

    Getting to Know Antica Terra: in the vineyard w Maggie Harrison

    A Visit to Antica Terra w Maggie Harrison with Jamie, Maggie, and Rachel at the top of Antica Terra, July 2014 It’s early evening at the end of a full day of wine tasting. Jamie Goode is driving, my daughter, Rachel in the back seat. I am trying to help navigate our way through country roads where street numbers do not show clearly. We’ve driven past our destination.

    17 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    A Day in the Willamette Valley

    Touring the Willamette Valley with Jamie Goode + Jr Jamie Goode and I were able to spend a day doing visits in the Willamette Valley. Jr accompanied us and did some filming along the way. Following our a few photos from our stops.

    17 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Wines of Soléna Estate Dundee, Oregon @SolenaEstate

      Wild 4 Washington Wine - - 9 readers - "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.

      Willamette Valley Vineyard

      Pursuing Pinot - - 7 readers - Back to beautiful Oregon for the third time in four years – it is starting to feel like coming home.  My friend Carrie, who recently relocated to Portland, and I headed south on July 17 for two days in Willamette Valley.  Our first stop was Willamette Valley Vineyards for a private tour and tasting.  We loved the comments written in chalk on the 2013 wines that are still in barrel.

      Left Coast Cellars - Oregon Trail

      Wine 4 Your Life - - 7 readers - Driving across the Willamette Valley on a beautiful July day we arrived at Left Coast Cellars  in Rickreall, Oregon, to enjoy some great wine tasting.  We were greeted on our arrival by Suzanne, one of the owners, who welcomed us to her cellars and vineyard. She is rightfully proud of the vineyard and the operation.

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      Tasting Hyland Estates Current Releases

      … to learn about wine while connecting with people from around the world. Hyland Estates, located in the McMinnville AVA, has vineyards dating back to 1971. There are several highly regarded wineries using the fruit too, and Hyland Estates is almost always comes up in discussion for premier grapes here in the Willamette Valley. My friend and Hyland…

      5 readers - By Beau's Barrel Room

      Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

      … Sauvignon 1999, Oakville District, Napa Valley. June 2002, a sample for review. 28. Sineann Reed and Reynolds Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Tasted at the International Pinot Noir Conference, McMinnville, August 2002. 29. Nicolas Joly Clos de la Bergerie 1999, Savennières-Roches-aux-Moines, Loire Valley, France. New York, at La…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Stag Hollow Vineyards — creating work-life balance

      …Since the purchase of the new smoker (“Old Smokey” as he’s being referred to throughout our neighborhood), we’ve been asked by nearly all of our family and close friends when we are going to start a BBQ business — as in, give up our day jobs and start a restaurant or catering company. We chuckle at the idea, though there is secretly a part of us…

      2 readers - By Vindulge

      St Innocent Winery - Oregon Trail

      … believe that St Innocent is providing some of the highest quality wines at a great price point in the Willamette Valley. This is one of those wineries that while it seems to be just a bit off the beaten path, it screams for recognition because Mark and Vickianne Vlossak have created a world class winery that we believe has a very bright future…

      By Wine 4 Your Life

      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

      Wonderful Winderlea!

      … at Ken Wright Cellars.  Unfortunately, I was not able to connect with Ken on this trip, but I got to see Misuzu who was interning with Ken when I first visited in 2011.  She is on an extended stay in the U.S., studying wine making and English. I can’t wait to return to Willamette Valley. Cheers!       …

      5 readers - By Pursuing Pinot

      Hyland Estate Wine from Oregon

      … Hyland Estate is located in the Willamette Valley of  Oregon in the foothills of the coastal range.  The winery is part of the McMinniville AVA has been around since 1970 and is one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley.  Based on their location, the vineyards have cool maritime air every evening resulting in the great characteristics…

      6 readers - By Vinogger

      Left Coast Cellars - Oregon Trail

      …Driving across the Willamette Valley on a beautiful July day we arrived at Left Coast Cellars  in Rickreall, Oregon, to enjoy some great wine tasting.  We were greeted on our arrival by Suzanne, one of the owners, who welcomed us to her cellars and vineyard. She is rightfully proud of the vineyard and the operation.  This winery is a showplace…

      7 readers - By Wine 4 Your Life

      Sass Winery

      … enthusiastically told me that he would be disappointed if we didn’t!  After our visit to Willamette Valley Vineyard, we made the short trip west and found the sign for Sass Winery. Jerry met us and gave us a short tour that included some history of the land that used to be a grass seed farm.  There are two separate vineyards, Wild Winds and Walnut…

      1 readers - By Pursuing Pinot

      Willamette Valley Vineyard

      … Back to beautiful Oregon for the third time in four years – it is starting to feel like coming home.  My friend Carrie, who recently relocated to Portland, and I headed south on July 17 for two days in Willamette Valley.  Our first stop was Willamette Valley Vineyards for a private tour and tasting.  We loved the comments written in chalk…

      7 readers - By Pursuing Pinot

      A Day in the Willamette Valley

      … Touring the Willamette Valley with Jamie Goode + Jr Jamie Goode and I were able to spend a day doing visits in the Willamette Valley. Jr accompanied us and did some filming along the way. Following our a few photos from our stops. Jamie Goode in Adelsheim‘s Calkin’s Lane Vineyard David Paige, winemaker Adelsheim Adelsheim vineyard designate…

      17 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Pinot versus Pinot

      …It’s the BEST of the New World versus the BEST of the Old World… considering VALUE ev kerse. It should be expressly clear by now that Pinot Noir is the second greatest grape among vinifera; the greatest being Nebbiolo, ev kerse [ed. stop that you idjit]. Recent pullage has tested the claim. We pulled corks…

      2 readers - By The Best of Wines